GETTING STARTED WITH POSITIVE EDUCATION

Bringing the science of wellbeing into schools

This comprehensive one-day course 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, this course explores 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 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 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 GGS '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 published by Oxford University Press.

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.

COSTS

Full rate registration: $295 per person not including GST for all 2018 courses, except where stated otherwise. 

Places are limited and registrations close two weeks prior to the date of the course unless stated otherwise.

 

DATES AND LOCATIONS

14 March 2018: Brisbane QLD

Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology
78 Bywong St,
Toowong, QLD
Australia 4066

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21 March 2018: Melbourne VIC

Geelong Grammar School Toorak Campus
14 Douglas St, Toorak VIC 3142

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6 June 2018: Geelong, VIC 

Geelong Grammar School Corio Campus
50 Biddlecombe Avenue Corio VIC 3214

 

13 June 2018: Perth WA

Venue TBD

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8 August 2018: Geelong, VIC 

Geelong Grammar School Bostock House Campus
139 Noble St, Newtown VIC 3220

 

31 October 2018: Geelong VIC

Geelong Grammar School Corio Campus
50 Biddlecombe Avenue Corio VIC 3214

 

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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