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


National Institute of Education


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


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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