Thursday, 05 May 2016
Dr Imelda S. Caleon, a Research Scientist from the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice at OER, conducted a full-day workshop titled "Positive Education: Fostering Positivity in Schools". Held on 15 March 2016 at Greenridge Primary School, the workshop was attended by 60 participants from 39 local schools (24 primary, 13 secondary and 3 junior colleges). The participants included an officer from the Guidance Branch of the Ministry of Education, while the rest were mainly heads of the Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) departments or year heads of their respective schools.
Besides the sharing of Dr Caleon and her teams' findings from the research project Nurturing Positivity: A Positive Psychology Intervention to Enhance Well-Being, Engagement, And Achievement among At-risk Students (Project OER 6/13 RBK), the participants were also given hands-on opportunities to carry out intervention activities that were developed during the project.