3: Good Health and Well-Being

Good Health and Well Being Student Care Guidebook

Julie Lazzara and Stephanie Green

Cohort 2020-2021


You are a part of a global effort to increase access to education and empower students through “open pedagogy.”  Open pedagogy is a “free access” educational practice that places you – the student – at the center of your own learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment.  The ultimate purpose of this effort is to achieve greater social justice in our community in which the work can be freely shared with the broader community.  This is a renewable assignment that is designed to enable you to become an agent of change in your community through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  For this work, you will integrate the disciplines of Nutrition; Psychology to achieve SDG #03: Good Health and Well-Being

Learning Objectives

Identify psychology-based and nutrition-based strategies to support student mental health.



This project was developed as a part of the 2020 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship.  Open educational resources (OER) increase equitable access to education and empower students in the learning process. Open pedagogy–an approach to teaching and learning that draws on OER–places the student at the center of that learning process in a more engaging, authentic, and collaborative learning environment in order to achieve social justice in the community. Montgomery College in Montgomery County, Maryland (USA), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in British Columbia (Canada), and Maricopa Community Colleges (Arizona) are committed to supporting social justice through this international partnership in which faculty can work across institutions to maximize global impact.

The conceptual framework on which this fellowship is based is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), which is a set of 17 goals that address a wide range of social issues, such as poverty, inequality, climate change, and peace and justice. The SDGs are designed to achieve and maintain social justice and a sustainable future, with a target of the year 2030 set for the attainment of each goal.  This particular project is dedicated to Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being

The hope is that through the creation of this public guidebook that is available to all, we can support the UN’s goal of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.


Phase 1: Assignment: Mental Health Essentials for College Students

The purpose of this assignment is to contribute to the creation of a student guidebook for health and well-being. Your assignment is to select from the list of developmental psychology topics (for PSY 101) or nutritional topics (FON 241) that will help students learn how to support their mental health while attending college. Think carefully about what you would want to know and make it interesting to your fellow classmates. This project will be shared as an Open Educational Resource (OER) to be utilized on this campus and it can also be adapted by other schools for use with their students.

Project Steps:

1. Review the example chapter for psychology or nutrition.

2. Watch the assignment walk-through videos.

3. You will be assigned to a group. Your group must select a topic from the list provided by your instructor.  Once a topic is chosen, it cannot be duplicated.

4. Research your topic using the course text  as your primary source with additional support from Wikipedia or other openly licensed sources.

5. Write about your topic using your own words in a short chapter of 500-750 words. Remember that your audience is other students just like you. You must also include a community resources section that links out to appropriate local resources.

6. Find at least two openly licensed images or in the public domain (CC0, CC-BY, or CC-BY-SA) to include in your chapter.  Google also offers search tools to help you find images that allow for reuse. You can click “tools”, then the dropdown menu will come down and allow you to select “labeled for reuse,”

7. Edit your work using Grammarly or a similar grammar checking software.

8. Post your group’s chapter into the Student Care Guidebook

9. Once you have completed all of the steps above, submit the url of your chapter here in the appropriate assignment spot in Canvas.

Phase 2: Assignment: Make an H5P Interactive.

The purpose of this assignment is to creatively design an interactive component that enhances the learning of your topic by adding interesting graphics, multiple-choice questions, a video, or visual matching activity.

You will make these interactives using H5P using the course presentation tool. The presentation should have a minimum of 5 slides and a maximum of 8. The course presentation feature in H5P works like this:

H5P Course presentation

The other types of H5P tools you’ll likely to include within the H5P presentation are:

H5P Image Sequencing

H5P Drag the words

H5P Fill in the blanks

H5P Multiple choice

The goal is not to simply duplicate the multiple-choice practice questions that you already see in course, but to create an activity that provides a deeper review or an opportunity to elaborate upon important concepts. You could also pull in current research or other engaging articles to expound upon a topic.

You are required to include at least one reference to an outside peer-reviewed resource in the interactive that was published in the last 3 years. Any and all content you use inside of the interactive needs to be written in your own words and appropriately cited.  Most peer-reviewed journal articles are not freely available online. Check in with your institution’s library to help you locate a journal article. Similarly, any images used should be openly licensed or in the public domain (CC0, CC-BY, or CC-BY-SA) as noted in Phase 1 of the assignment.

STEP 1: Write out your plan for the interactive. It works well to storyboard it first on a document so you know what you’ll want to include on each slide. Add this to your group’s Google doc that you already shared with me. For example:

● Slide 1: Introductory paragraph on topic. Introduce example.

● Slide 2: Multiple choice question about the example, with feedback.

● Slide 3: Introductory text. Picture.

● Slide 4: Matching activity.

● Slide 5: Conclusion.

STEP 2: Go to H5P.org and create a free account. Click “Create New Content.”

Read through the tutorial on creating a course presentation. Select the type of content you want to create, and get started. If you are working in Pressbooks, H5P is included as a ready to use tool.

STEP 3: Create your interactive! Read through this brief tutorial on adding attributions or use the guides within H5P to help you create the type of content you need.

STEP 4: Add the Interactive to your chapter. Watch this video on how to add your H5P interactive to Pressbooks.

STEP 5: Submit the url of your chapter (with the new interactive embedded) in the textbox below and attach the pdf of the required peer-review journal article that you used.

Phase 3: Assignment: Peer Review

Every student must complete the peer review that was assigned to them in Canvas. Before beginning, review the guides below.

Instructions for completing the Peer Review Assignment

  • Go to the Assignment page and on the right sidebar, look for your assigned peer review
  • Before doing any assessment of the work, read the complete work submitted by your assigned peer(s).
  • Re-read the assignment and consider the following, noting your thoughts and any feedback you wish to share with the author.
  • Focus on content, structure, organization of ideas, quality of information. Provide feedback that will help the author with the next round of revision. You can also make suggestions to address typos,spelling mistakes, and grammar, but it is not the primary focus of the review.
  • In Canvas, go use the Rubric in the grading tool to evaluate the work you reviewed. Be sure to click save. The feedback is anonymous.  Give appropriate, helpful, constructive feedback, including written comments.
  • Finally, in the text box below give a brief experience on how the peer review process went for you. Did it help you revise your own project?  Why or why not?

Format Requirements

Rubrics for each phase are developed but not included here


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