DISCOVERING POSITIVE EDUCATION

Learning and living Positive Education

How can Positive Education transform your teaching, your school, and your life? This multi-day course focuses on personalDPE Landing Image transformation through teaching practical skills that the science of Positive Psychology has shown can have a significant and lasting impact on wellbeing.

Participants will gain a thorough insight into the science of Positive Psychology and explore ten foundational concepts drawn from Geelong Grammar School’s whole-school Positive Education programme. 

The course will commence with a compulsory online module providing an overview of Positive Psychology. This online module can be completed within half a day and will give the participant a good understanding of the evidence-based foundations of Positive Education. The following nine different topics are covered in-depth during the three and a half day course. These topics include Character Strengths, Mindsets, Positivity, Flow, Active Constructive Responding, Gratitude, Resilience, Meaning and Purpose, and Habit.

There will also be opportunities throughout the course to discuss and explore ideas to bring Positive Education alive in your school context.

Participants will learn skills that:

  • Sustain positive relationships
  • Prolong positive emotions
  • Foster mindfulness and build resilience
  • Enable the state of flow
  • Cultivate a growth mindset
  • Promote a deeper understanding of one’s meaning and purpose
  • Increase awareness of character strengths in self and others

This course is offered in a residential format in Geelong, and in a non-residential format in all other locations.

Registrations for domestic courses close two weeks prior to the date of the course unless stated otherwise.
Registrations for international courses close six weeks prior to the date of the course unless stated otherwise.

AUDIENCE

Educators interested in gaining a comprehensive and personal overview of Positive Education and its impact on student and staff wellbeing.

Participants do not need to have done any prior Positive Education training before attending this course.

Accreditation: 20 professional development hours. (25 for residential courses).

DATES, LOCATIONS AND COSTS


20 - 23 January 2019: Geelong, VIC (residential)

Geelong Grammar School

50 Biddlecombe Avenue
Corio, Victoria, Australia 3214

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Bookings close 6 January 2019.
Registration: $1518.00 AUD including GST*


22 - 24 March 2019: Beijing, CHINA

Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA)
Shunyi, Beijing
China

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Bookings close 8 February 2019.
Registration: $1439.00 AUD (no GST is applicable)


28 - 30 May 2019: Perth, WA

Perth Modern School
90 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008

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Bookings close 14 May 2019.
Registration: $1303.50 AUD including GST*


13 - 15 September 2019: Singapore

United World College

South East Asia
Singapore

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Bookings close 2 August 2019.
Registration: $1439.00 AUD (no GST is applicable)



24 - 26 September 2019: Melbourne, VIC 

Geelong Grammar School

14 Douglas Street
Toorak, Victoria, Australia 3142

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Bookings close 10 September 2019.
Registration: $1303.50 AUD including GST*


FEEDBACK FROM EDUCATORS

“In a word, this course is transformational - I enjoyed every moment of the experience; learning from the presenters, sharing experiences with the other participants and the additional, well planned activities. So well organised and professionally presented, Discovering Positive Education has opened the door to a whole new perspective on teaching and living for me. “

Kyla Jacques
House Leader, Geelong High School

 "This was the best four days. From beginning to end, it was well thought out.  The format of the course followed a sensible pathway and it was well balanced between theory and practical applications including case study examples from Geelong Grammar."  

Angela Moore
Two Wells Primary School

“Absolutely every aspect of the course was excellent. Presenters were 'real', inspirational and passionate. They embodied the variety of messages and learnings from the course. The course content was full of research and evidence-based theory that was applicable to my life and could be extended to my classroom practice. It was highly engaging and thought-provoking. Many thanks!”

Kirsten Murphy
Australian International School

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