Year 10 Positive Psychology – 10 Credit Integrated Learning
- This is a compulsory subject for Year 10 students
- It follows on from PLP in Semester 2
- And is a pathway to Stage 1 Psychology in Year 11
Students will develop skills and strategies to improve their wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them; to enhance their ability to thrive in all aspects of education and life.
The framework used for this subject is called PERMA+. This acronym explains the study of Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment. The PLUS focusses on Optimism, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Sleep. This framework will be used for individuals to action and implement improvements for themselves and others.
Understanding the science of positive psychology is crucial in the prevention of mental illness and implementing interventions has proven to reduce mental and physical illness and improve health and wellbeing.
Students will undertake studies in the following topics using a range of technologies, such as Apps, classroom room forums and discussions, online research and critical and creative thinking tasks:
- Test peoples strengths and encourage people to lead from their strengths
- Learn how to build positive emotion
- Build optimism
- Learn about how to build GRIT
- Fixed and growth mindsets
- Develop the habit of gratitude
- Learn how to build internal and external resilience resources
- Mindfulness training
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills
- Understand the importance of physical activity, good sleep and nutrition
- Build self-awareness
- Build emotional self-regulation