Singapore University of Social Sciences

Resilience for Change

Resilience for Change (CET133)

Applications Open: 01 October 2020

Applications Close: 30 November 2020

Next Available Intake: January 2021

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $0

Area of Interest: General Studies

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education


Synopsis

This course introduces participants the concept of resilience, particularly in exploring the variables that define resilience. Building upon the knowledge of concepts of resilience, participants will be made aware of the set of protective factors that they can develop to overcome adversity. Participants will learn how to increase their resilience by cultivating and strengthening their environmental and internal protective factors. Participants will also be introduced to key approaches of problem-solving, such as optimism, self-regulation and cognitive agility. This course aims to equip participants with various methods and tools in overcoming problems and preparing them for change.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester

Topics

  • Definition and concept of resilience
  • Power of protective factors
  • Optimism as a predictor for overcoming adversities
  • Thinking traps and cognitive adaptability
  • Self-awareness and self-regulation
  • Stress and performance outcomes

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the concept of resilience
  • Apply optimism, self-regulation and cognitive agility to overcome adversity
  • Identify various types of thinking traps
  • Illustrate the relationship between stress and performance
  • Use resiliency tools for problem-solving
  • Employ protective factors to build up resiliency
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