DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000510

Education of Positive Thinking

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Aistė Diržytė (pauliusr@gmail.com)

a. o: Paulius Rakštikas, Prof. Dr. Aistė Diržytė, Raminta Aleliūnaitė-Kliokmanė

Department of Psychology


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

face-to-face

1 semester

English, Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

34

128


8.

Purpose of the course unit

Provide knowledge of positive psychology and positive thinking methods to develop the skills necessary to improve the subjective well-being.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Knowledge of positive psychology studies and techniques

Binding study of literature, lectures, seminars, problem solving situation, graphical visualization, collaborative learning.

Midterm exam, final exam, the tasks (group and individual), and feedback on their performance

The ability to apply knowledge of positive psychology to practice

Binding study of literature, lectures, seminars, problem solving situation, graphical visualization, collaborative learning.

Midterm exam, final exam, the tasks (group and individual), and feedback on their performance


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

Positive psychology. The concept of positive thinking.

2

5

7

10

Analysis of the literature and presentation

Learned optimism

5

8

13

10

Analysis of the literature

Positive characteristics. Subjective well-being

2

5

7

35

Analysis of the literature. Survey and presentation

Positive emotional states and positive thinking processes.

5

2

6

13

12

Analysis of the literature and presentation

Positive thinking techniques, mindfulness

2

6

8

45

Analysis of the literature, meditation

Assessment

2

2

Examination

Overall

16

2

30

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Examination

40

January

Test consists of 10 open-and/or closed-ended questions. Each weighted by one point.

Report

20

Semester

The assessment criteria are presented in practical training according to task content, type and objectives.

Training

40

Semester

The assessment criteria are presented in practical training according to task content, type and objectives.