INTRODUCTION TO POSITIVE EDUCATION

Bringing the science of wellbeing into schools

Our comprehensive one-day course provides an overview of the principles of Positive Education and how it can help your school community to flourish.

Drawing on Geelong Grammar School’s experience of implementing a whole-school approach, and that of hundreds of other schools that the Institute of Positive Education has trained worldwide, this course explores the benefits of Positive Education, the underlying research that guides teaching practice and the GGS Model of Positive Education.

You will have an opportunity to try out key wellbeing activities and interventions drawn from Geelong Grammar’s School’s world-leading Positive Education programme and reflect on how the concepts could be taught and embedded in your school context.

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LEARNING ACTIVITIES:

  • Develop an understanding of Positive Psychology and wellbeing science
  • Learn about the benefits of Positive Education programmes
  • Explore the VIA classification of character strengths
  • Analyse the six domains of wellbeing within the GGS Model for Positive Education
  • Discover how the GGS 'Learn, Live, Teach, Embed' framework provides a whole-school approach to wellbeing

You will receive a booklet that includes a research summary, examples and activities to support your learning about Positive Education.

Please note this course was previously titled  'Getting Started with Positive Education'.

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

This introductory course is for any educators or leaders interested in using positive psychology as a foundation for the wellbeing programme at their school. Participants do not need to have done any prior Positive Education training before attending this course.

Accreditation: 5 professional development hours

Please note that some of our one-day courses are offered concurrently in sets of three. Although it is not required by any means, we do recommend that if you are considering attending one of these courses that you consider attending the series of all three courses in order to get the most out of your Positive Education experience. To see all of our courses click here.


DATES, LOCATIONS AND COSTS


20 March 2019: Melbourne, VIC

Geelong Grammar School

14 Douglas Street
Toorak, Victoria, Australia 3142

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Bookings close 6 March 2019.
Registration: $346.50 AUD including GST*


5 April 2019: Canada

The Gardens at HCP
505 Quayle Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7
Canada

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Bookings close 3 April 2019.
Registration: $349.00 CAD (no GST is applicable)


15 April 2019: New Zealand

Worser Bay School
168 Seatoun Heights Road
Miramar, Wellington

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Bookings close 12 April 2019.
Registration: $435.00 AUD (no GST is applicable)


30 October 2019: Geelong, VIC

Geelong Grammar School

50 Biddlecombe Avenue
Corio, Victoria, Australia 3214

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Bookings close 16 October 2019.
Registration: $346.50 AUD including GST*


FEEDBACK FROM EDUCATORS

"This workshop not only covered the basics of Positive Education, it was presented in an authentic, collaborative, practical and passionate way such that any attendee will come away knowing what positive education is, how it came about, how it can practically fit within school environments, why it is beneficial, and how to go about moving in the Positive Education direction."

Dr. Aaron Jarden
Associate Professor in the Centre of Positive Psychology, Melbourne University. Director of the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program.


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