This course examines the science of happiness and success and teaches students practical strategies proven to foster academic achievement and lifelong well-being. The course was developed by Dr. Santor, a clinical psychologist within the faculty of social science, who has over 20 years of experience lecturing at the university and working in clinical practice. The goal of the course is to assist students in developing effective study habits and a long-lasting positive mindset about themselves.
Key features of the course
Interactive self-assessments tools
Interactive online surveys and screening tools are an integral part of each lecture. These brief self-assessment tools allow students to identify their personal strengths, learning habits, and potential mental health difficulties.
Acquisition of practical learning skills.
Lectures and readings are supplemented with practical exercises to help students acquire the necessary learning and time management skills that can lead to better grades. In fact, 90% of students said that they did better in their other classes after taking this course. And 75% of students said they continued to use most of the skills they learned long after finishing the course
Habit building exercises
With the help of online tools, students practice building and maintaining a range of mental health and learning habits (e.g., relaxation breathing, scheduling).
Step-by-step tutorials on how to write a paper (i.e, choose a topic, organize ideas, write the first draft, edit the final version).
Option to retake exams and rewrite assignments.
Students can opt to retake their exams and rewrite their paper in order to improve their grades in the course
The list of topics and lectures
Reserve your place by registering at www.eventbright.ca
The seminar is free for students at the University of Ottawa
|Seminar 1: The five pillars of wellbeing. Five ways to maximize your happiness.||September 24|
|Seminar 2: Relaxation breathing and mindfulness – On demand)||October 1|
|Seminar 3: Fact-checking your doubts, worries, and what-ifs. Tracking accomplishments||October 8|
|Seminar 4: The extraordinary benefit of sleep for learning and wellbeing||October 15|
|Seminar 5: Scheduling: The science and art of making it all fit||October 22|
|Seminar 6: Goal setting, building habits & GRIT. Tackling procrastination and boredom||November 5|
|Seminar 7: Mental illness: Do I have it and what to do about it||November 12|