Faculty of Arts


PACIFIC 213

Pacific Wellbeing: Empowering Dimensions


Description

This course examines Pacific wellbeing and its impact in contributing to the overall positive wellbeing of Pacific families and communities (i.e., via Pacific languages, traditions, mental wellbeing, positive psychology, youth development and education).

Students will benefit from insight in to theoretical underpinnings and research-informed teaching by exploring definitions of what comprises Pacific wellbeing and its relationship to Pacific ways of knowing and being. It involves an introduction of cultural concepts, models, practices and worldviews that have contributed to the positive overall wellbeing of Pacific peoples across the Pacific region.

The aims are:

  • To provide a detailed and critical exploration of relevant theory and research which are important to aspects of overall Pacific wellbeing
  • To promote an holistic, culturally Pacific-infused and critical appreciation for Pacific wellbeing and both traditional and contemporary realities therein

Availability 2020

Not taught in 2020

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath

Points

PACIFIC 213: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points passed

Restrictions

PACIFIC 313


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