MINOR APPLIED POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
In this international minor we will look at the scientific knowledge on happiness and wellbeing and at the factors that lead to a sense of wellbeing, meaning and connection. Based on this knowledge we will look further into and develop interventions that can help individuals, organizations, communities and society at large to flourish.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life’
When being asked the question what do you want most out of life, people from all over the world answer: to be happy! But despite decades of economic growth we are no happier now than sixty years ago. What is happiness and do we really know what makes us happy? Do we give happiness enough priority? Can we influence our own happiness and the happiness of others and how? These (and more) questions are being asked and answered by positive psychologists all over the world and will be addressed in the minor Applied Positive Psychology.
What is Positive Psychology?
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of wellbeing and human flourishing. This new branch on the psychology tree was founded in 2000 by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. They were not happy about traditional psychology’s emphasis on what is wrong and on weaknesses. Psychology should also look at what is right and at strengths of people. Since then psychologists all over the world started to study happiness, wellbeing and the good life. According to Seligman we can indeed influence our own happiness by changing our actions and by making the right choices. We can flourish individually and together through experiencing positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment (PERMA model of wellbeing, 2011).
Is Applied Positive Psychology a minor for you?
Are you interested in psychology in general and in focussing on solutions and human strengths? Are you interested in why we do the things we do and in how we can change our thoughts and behaviour to become happier? Are you interested in helping people, organizations and communities to flourish and become their ‘best possible self’? Are you interested in studying in a multi-cultural community, then you will like this minor!!
Do you want to know more about this exchange programme?
Annemiek Sinnema, coördinator minor Applied Positive Psychology (School of Social Studies) E-mail: email@example.com
More info can be found on the website and flyer:Website Minor Applied Positive Psychology flyer
Summer school: Health, Social studies and Sports
Looking for something different next summer? Want to explore new topics with international classmates? To discover the Dutch approach to issues facing society today? Join the Summer School in Health, Social Studies and Sports.
About the Summer School
This Summer School offers 8 one-week courses in the fields of health, social studies and sports. Interested in just 1 course? No problem. Join us for 1 week of hands-on learning and fun. Want to sign up for 2 or even 3 courses?
Even better! Each course leads to 2 ECTS credits and includes a field trip.
The courses in this Summer School are open to all students.
So you don’t have to be studying in that field to join up.
In fact, that is what makes this Summer School so special.
The opportunity to step into unknown territory: a truly rewarding experience.
Social activities? We’ve got that covered too. Next to your studies, you can join in with lots of fun, social and cultural activities. Like visiting Amsterdam for the weekend.
This way you learn more about the Netherlands and Dutch culture while you’re here!
Summer School Website Summer School flyer
Nature and Adventure Promoting Wellbeing
How could we empower our clients to gain meaningful experiences supporting wellbeing?
What is the importance of knowing myself as a reflective practitioner?
Where can I find tools understanding deeper and being able to use possibilities of our environment?
Nature and Adventure Promoting Wellbeing is a course for all students of social and health care interested about empowering experiences supporting wellbeing. During the course you will gain new professional competencies, but also learn a lot of yourself, your own values and relation towards nature and natural environment.
220€ (early bird)
300€ (normal) for students of COHEHRE member institution
Including: teaching, teaching materials, lunches, 3x dinner, accommodation for 4 (22.-25.5.) nights
The course consist of pretask and an intensive phase in Finland at the end of May 2019.
HANZE SUMMER SCHOOL
Hanze UAS is proud to announce that three interprofessional summer school programmes in the field of Health will take place:
– Global Health & Quantified Self
– Healthy Ageing
– NEW in 2019: Family Health & Family Care.
* 3 week programme from May 24 until June 14, 2019
* Totally taught in English for health care students from all over the world
* In Groningen, winner of the best and safest student city of the Netherlands
* Learn about European and world wide Health, practices and develop personal competences
* Academic theoretical and social practical programme
* Cultural activities during the week and in the weekends
* Field trips to explore more about Health professions
* 24 hour onsite student support and facilities
* Application deadline:April 1, 2019
* The total course fee: € 1750,00 (everything included except from airfare and daily costs)
* 6 course credits ECTS, grade list and certificate of participation
More information can be found on the Hanze Summer School Website.
Looking forward to receive students from your university and they will experience an unforgettable experience at the Hanze UAS!Summer School Website Summer School flyer
JU SUMMER SCHOOL 2019
JU Summer School consists of two courses offered in English which welcome students from around the world interested in the areas of engineering, management, health and welfare. The courses have special focus in internationalization and sustainability. As a participant in our summer school you will experience academic and applied knowledge as well as a truly international environment.
The two courses are:
– Purchasing Logistics with a Global Perspective
The aim of the course is to give advanced knowledge of logistics in purchasing and supply chain management with a global perspective.
The focus is on the purchasing functions importance for the company result.
– Global Perspective on Health and Welfare
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge and understanding of the global situation related to health and welfare.
More info can be found on the website and flyer.
Summer School Website Summer School flyer
SHORT-TERM MOBILITY WEEK
A short international exchange for staff and students
A unique partnership between three European universities (ZHAW, Karolinska Institutet, Amsterdam UAS) open to staff and students from Europe and around the world.
One week international exchange with the aim of strengthening students’ professional identity and enhancing their intercultural communication skills and future international connections.
Each week includes joint projects and expert lectures, as well as social and cultural programs.
Each week includes a staff program.
Short term mobility week 2020
SHORT-TERM MOBILITY WEEK
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ON THE EDGE
- An international short-term exchange opportunity for students in Occupational Therapy to explore the (re)-emerging work of OT with marginalized populations
- Program includes international guest lectures, an advocacy group project and social activities
- There is also a parallel staff program so please join with staff and students!
Flyer OT on the Edge
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMME ON PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE (IPPE)
The Interdisciplinary Programme on Palliative and End-of-life Care has been developed in cooperation with 7 European Universities and an North-American University: University of Connecticut (UCONN). In January 2020 the project will be organized in two parts: a Preparatory Programme and an Intensive Programme in Ghent, Belgium, 26th January till 31st January 2020.
Participants have the option to stay in Ghent and take a ‘pre-programme’ in face-to-face education from 21th till 24th January 2020. Topics: community health care, active ageing, mental health and oncology. Preparatory work can also be done in distance learning. This includes assignments such as a personal introduction on Facebook , some reading, preparing of a presentation and a study ‘visit@home’.
Intensive Programme Topics:
introduction to palliative and end-of-life care, communication with clients, bereavement, family and environment; ethical issues related to end-of-life decisions and euthanasia, spiritual and existential pain; caregiver’s perspective; intercultural issues. Workshops: complementary care and interdisciplinary cooperation (haptonomy, aromatherapy, reiki, art therapy). Student project: hands-on practice during workshops in nursing homes for elderly.
Time and venue: Ghent, Belgium 26th—31th of January 2020. preparatory work in face-to-face education or distance learning.
Target group: students of healthcare professions, social work or applied psychology.
Credits: 3 ECTS
Costs Intensive Programme:
No tuition fee
240 euro (including housing for 7 nights, lunches, local travel for study visits, welcome dinner, social program)
Flyer IPPE 2020
We are very sorry to inform you that the COHEHRE Conference will not be going ahead at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences as planned this year.
There have been extensive discussions between the COHEHRE Council, the RUAS organising team and the RUAS University Executive. In the light of the spread of the Corona Virus, we do not feel we should expose our students and staff to heightened risks of transmission at this time.
We are currently in discussions with the team at RUAS to try to rearrange a date for the conference if at all possible. We will contact you again when we have more information on this.
In the light of this we would be happy to refund any conference fees already paid.
Alternatively, we would be able to carry the fee forward for the new date.
If you would have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Isabelle.firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversity and Social Inclusion (DiSI) is a program of study aimed at enhancing awareness of different kinds of social inequalities rooted in many different ways of diversity in our contemporary societies, including those that especially occur in a super-diverse environment.
It will support the development of core competences in future educators, health care professionals and social workers with the help of an already piloted interdisciplinary model (ICIC) based on blended learning approach.
This model could improve the sensibility to differences in cultural, socio-economic and health status, and the unequal distribution of social resources.
The organization of the course consists of two modules. The expected outcomes of a preparatory assignment (module 1) based on distance learning will result in a 5-day intensive program (module 2) with activities taking place in a multi-professional and multicultural context in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The student conference will be hosted by Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.
For more info on the programme and practical information:Conference Website Rotterdam 2020
The COHEHRE Academy is fighting back against the coronavirus.
We offer the opportunity to students all over the world to join an online course on 19.4.-15.5.2020. Diversity and Social Inclusion (eDiSI) is a course aimed at enhancing awareness of different kinds of social inequalities. The course contains keynotes, workshops, working in interprofessional teams and individual work.
In order to join the course, you need to have a working internet access and a mindset of an explorer; as a participant in this course you are experiencing something never done before. The course is worth 3 ECTS. It means that for 4 weeks you need to work about 15-20 hours/ week to learn about diversity and social inclusion.
The course is free of charge.
Interested? Register yourself by using this link
There are places available for 50 participants on a first come, first served basis. Priority will be given to those who replied earlier that they need the credits this semester.
The deadline for registration is 10:00 AM at 17 April, Friday
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