Faculty of Arts


Pacific Wellbeing: Empowering Dimensions

Please note: this is archived course information from 2021 for PACIFIC 313.


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 into 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
  • To critically explore ways in which cultural concepts, models, practices and worldviews may be applied to Pacific wellbeing in real world settings and implications

Availability 2021

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath


PACIFIC 313: 15.0 points


30 points passed at Stage II



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