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ERIC Number: EJ1180341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Primed, Prepped and Primped: Reflections on Enhancing Student Wellbeing in Tertiary Education
Matthewman, Lisa; Jodhan-Gall, Donna; Nowlan, Jenni; OSullivan, Nuala; Patel, Zorica
Psychology Teaching Review, v24 n1 p67-76 2018
In this article, the authors describe the PERMA model of wellbeing and how it has been applied within the teaching provision at undergraduate level in a business school context. PERMA is an acronym for a model of wellbeing put forward by a pioneering psychologist in the field of positive psychology, Martin Seligman. According to Seligman (2011), PERMA comprises five important building blocks of wellbeing: positive emotions; engagement; relationships; meaning; and achievement. This article reports on the application of this model within the context of a business school undergraduate curriculum, as a way of helping students develop new cognitive and emotional tools. In these practice reflections, the authors discuss the important role that PERMA-based experiential learning and teaching activities can play in undergraduate education programmes, as a means to enhance student wellbeing. The authors cite practical examples from undergraduate teaching, pastoral tutoring, and work placement induction, using PERMA activities to enhance student wellbeing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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