PERS20030 Sort your life out and thrive

Academic Year 2022/2023

‘Sort your life out and thrive’ is a module that focuses on your wellbeing, personal growth and coping with stress, so that you can equip yourself with lifelong skills for learning, working and being well. You will spend 10 weeks developing yourself to thrive in university life and beyond - including leadership skills for future employment - through fostering physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills that will support your wellbeing. Your assignments will provide you with the opportunity to focus on yourself, working towards your personal goals that you will identify as part of the module, while also practicing self-care and self-compassion. The module will be delivered in the context of our digital world: understanding your data and finding digital supports and strategies for life management. Expert speakers will join us for sessions around areas such as nutrition, sleep and mental health and you will have the opportunity to track your own personal data and progress in areas of your choice (e.g. emotional wellbeing, study habits, time management, exercise). The weekly in-person classes will be conversational in tone, where you will undertake a variety of activities that will enhance your personal development. You will prepare for class each week by watching pre-recorded material. You will reflect on how your values and goals map onto the way you are currently living your life and you will be facilitated in exploring how you wish to reach your potential.

There are no prerequisites for this module. Students who are interested and ready to develop their self-knowledge and wellbeing skills will be most suited. It is recommended to consider your preparedness for tasks that involve self-reflection before registering for this module. If you are unsure, please email the module coordinator: denise.mcgrath@ucd.ie

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will have demonstrated the ability to:

1. Understand and discuss well-being, personal development and behaviour change within the context of their own experiences
2. Formulate personal aspirations and identify the skills and resources required to progress these aspirations, using a personalised, evidence-based approach
3. Develop digital strategies to monitor their progress, revisiting and revising their personal plans as appropriate to their lives
4. Critically evaluate the design of digital tools that support wellbeing
5. Reflect upon their feelings, learnings, goals and behaviours through an on-going process of self-enquiry

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

55

Conversation Class

20

Total

105

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This 10-week module is based on a mixture of pre-recorded videos, quizzes and a weekly seminar. Students will work individually and in small groups on task-based activities and discussions that will focus on self-enquiry and reflection. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Portfolio: This portfolio will include the students' personalised "Areas for Growth" plan, their reflection on the execution of their plan, along with their reflections on the learning accrued in the module. Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes

75

Group Project: Students will be grouped together based on a common interest in a target behaviour/area for growth. They will create a preliminary design for a digital tool that can support this behaviour. Week 11 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

25


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

For both the group project and the portfolio, students will be offered "drop-in" feed-forward sessions on their assignment. Students will be provided with group feedback and a self-assessment template following the submission of their initial plan (week 7). Examples of high quality reflective writing will be provided throughout the trimester.

Name Role
Dr Claudette Pretorius Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Jessica Surdey Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 13:00 - 14:50