Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Learn more about Gratitude in Education over spring school


Contact: Kerry Howells, University of Tasmania
p: 1800 061 512   e: kerry.howells@utas.edu.au
www.utas.edu.au/courses/edu/units/esm704-gratitude-in-education

Date: 02/11/2015 - 29/01/2016    
Location: Online

Intended Audience: All Teachers

Interested in learning more about the powerful role gratitude can play in enhancing relationships and improving teacher resilience?
Like to gain credit for a unit in a Masters in Education at the University of Tasmania?

As part of our Master of Education, the unit ESM704 Gratitude in Education will be offered as an online unit in Spring School, from November 2 2015 to January 29 2016.

The importance of gratitude to enhance our social and emotional well-being has gained momentum in the past decade as a topic of research in a number of fields. As part of our Master of Education, the unit ESM704 Gratitude in Education will critically reflect on the meaning and role of gratitude in education and its specific relevance to four main areas: teaching and learning; leadership relationships; and well being. This will give teachers at all levels of education an opportunity to strengthen their pedagogy through the theoretical and practical application of gratitude.

Participants will join an online community of practice through engagement in a book club where we study and discuss the text Gratitude in Education: A Radical View (Howells, 2012). You will reflect on the meaning and relevance of gratitude in four main areas: teaching and learning; leadership relationships; and well-being.

This process draws from the learning gained from book clubs that were held with over 25 Southern Tasmanian principals in 2014.

Participation in the unit will offer the opportunity to acquire strategies that can be immediately applied to the classroom and the educational community, as well as to academic learning processes.