12.30-1.30pm, Wed 9th May 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Dr Chi Baik, Associate Professor in Higher Education , Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne
The increasing prevalence of mental health difficulties across student populations is a critical issue for universities. While there is growing awareness about the impact that psychological distress has on students’ capacity to learn and their academic participation, little is known about the course-related factors associated with student mental wellbeing. How does academic curriculum affect student mental wellbeing and engagement? How can curriculum be intentionally designed, and what kinds of teaching approaches can help, to better support student wellbeing? This seminar will explore these questions drawing on findings from recent research including the 2017 Student Wellbeing and Course Experience Survey.