GETTING STARTED WITH POSITIVE EDUCATION

Bringing the science of wellbeing into schools

Note: This is an expanded version of the Introduction to Positive Education course offered in 2016 

Based on the pioneering research from Positive Psychology and wellbeing science, the Positive Education movement is transforming staff and student wellbeing in schools across Australia and around the world. Could your school, staff and students also benefit for placing wellbeing at the heart of education?

Join us for this comprehensive one-day workshop, which gives an overview of the principles of Positive Education and how it can help school communities 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, the day will look at the benefits of Positive Education, the underlying research that guides teaching practice and the GGS Model of Positive Education. Participants will have the chance to try out key wellbeing activities as taught in Positive Education classes at Geelong Grammar School, and reflect on how the concepts could be taught and embedded in their own school context.

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Positive Psychology and wellbeing science
  • the benefits of and evidence for Positive Education programmes
  • the VIA classification of character strengths
  • the six domains of wellbeing within the GGS Model for Positive Education
  • the 'Learn, Live, Teach, Embed' framework
  • opportunities for further training and support from the Institute of Positive Education.

All participants will also receive a copy of Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey.

AUDIENCE

This introductory course is aimed at any teacher, including school leaders, wellbeing coordinators and classroom practitioners who are interested in using positive psychology as a foundation to the wellbeing programmes at their school. Participants do not need to have done any prior Positive Education training before attending this course.

DATES AND LOCATIONS

COSTS

Early-bird registration: $288 + GST
Full registration: $360 + GST

Includes a copy of Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey (RRP $72).

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
Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology and President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology

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