USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 13 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Student Well-Being Matters: Towards a Balanced Interactive Model of Teaching and Learning Process

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Barbara Karwacinski

Positive psychological functioning in a social context is an important factor for students' academic and personal success. There are two main theoretical perspectives, which focus on addressing the questions of what makes people feel good and happy. Hedonic well-being is based on the notion that increased pleasure and decreased pain lead to happiness. Eudaimonic well-being, on the other hand, is based on the premise that people feel happy if they experience life purpose, challenges, and growth. From this perspective, by engaging students in eudaimonic pursuits, subjective well-being will occur as a by product of the development of individual strengths and virtues. Seventy-four undergraduate sociology students at Southwestern Michigan College learn and apply principles of eudaimonic well- being during the Spring Semester of 2016. Samples of students' work will be presented and discussed.


Barbara Karwacinski

Southwestern Michigan College

Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
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