IPS0014 - Positive Education for Schools and Teachers

IPS0014 - Positive Education for Schools and Teachers

Date & Time

15 November 2017, 14:30 - 15 November 2017, 17:30

Venue

National Institute of Education

Department

Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) Academic Group
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) Academic Group
Early Childhood & Special Needs Education (ECSE) Academic Group
English Language & Literature (ELL) Academic Group
Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group
Learning Sciences & Technologies (LST) Academic Group
Mathematics & Mathematics Education (MME) Academic Group
Natural Sciences & Science Education (NSSE) Academic Group
Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)
Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS) Academic Group
Policy & Leadership Studies (PLS) Academic Group
Psychological Studies (PS) Academic Group
Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) Academic Group

Category

Professional Development

Events Details

The goal of every educator is that their students be happy, learn well and flourish. When students are educated for both learning and skills for attaining positive emotion or happiness as in positive psychology interventions, they are said to have received “positive education” (Seligman, Ernst, Gillham, Reivich, & Linkins, 2009). The fundamental goal of positive education is to promote positive mental health within the school community (Norrish et al., 2013) by building character strengths, virtues, resilience, grit, positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment. The school may have formal classes in positive psychology, infuse positive psychology concepts into academic lessons, and create a positive school environment that foster the gaining of competence and confidence, rather than correcting the wrong in students. Students whose psychological well-being are enhanced would be able to learn better as they are happy and positive. This course offers the framework of positive psychology as background and introduces participants to strength-based interventions and school practices in positive education


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