On the 30th of September, in Qualitative Research class, the lecture was delivered by Student Wellbeing Specialization Leader, Dr. Annie Gowing, a guest lecturer from the University of Melbourne. The lecture was about well-being in conducting research since Dr Annie Gowing is an expert when it comes to students’ well-being. During the lecture, Dr. Annie was very interactive towards the students, she engaged the class with various opening questions, leaving the students with a fruitful idea about their learning materials and enhancing their knowledge with research related topics.
Dr. Annie also led the students step-by-step through one of her experiences in researching student connectedness and well-being. This vicarious learning reinforced the theories that the students have learned in class and successfully gave them more insight into the paths they could take in conducting their own research. It was a great opportunity for the students to be able to consult their personal projects with an expert in the field. The IUP Psychology program’s guest lecturers have never failed to inspire and enrich students’ academic journeys, and they sincerely look forward to the next one.