Social Wellbeing Free Online Course by University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is offering free online course on Social Wellbeing. The course is primarily designed for policy makers and practitioners from both the public and private sectors, whose professional work requires them to think and talk about wellbeing.

In this three-week course students will find out how measuring and promoting wellbeing can make people, organisations and society more focused, considerate and effective.This course will start on September 4, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 3 weeks
Effort: 2 hours/week
Subject: Social Wellbeing
Institution: University of Edinburgh and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on September 4, 2017

Providers’ Details

Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 50 universities, the University of Edinburgh is globally recognized for its research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world’s leading thinkers to work and study there.

About This Course

Since the financial crisis, there has been an increased interest in moving away from GDP and wealth as measures of national and individual performance. Instead, more explicit attention is being paid to wellbeing around the world, and how we can promote it at individual, local, national and international levels.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect upon diverse understandings of wellbeing
  • Use a “wellbeing lens” to assess what organizations or governments say and what they do
  • Explore approaches to including wellbeing criteria in evaluation of policies and services
  • Collaborate on achieving better outcomes and debate the moral and practical implications of wellbeing

Requirements

The course is primarily designed for policy makers and practitioners from both the public and private sectors, whose professional work requires them to think and talk about wellbeing. However, the course is open to everybody and we welcome learners who want to improve their lives by looking through a wellbeing lens.

Instructors

Neil Thin

Neil Thin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. His research, teaching, and public work is on social planning for wellbeing

Elke Heins

Elke Heins is a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh. Much of my research on welfare and wellbeing is from an international comparative perspective.

Jan Eichhorn

Dr Jan Eichhorn is a lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh specialising in challenging orthodox economic conceptions of wellbeing and exploring new forms of civic engagement.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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