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:Getting Started Laning Image

  • 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

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.

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 AND LOCATIONS

31 October 2018: Geelong, VIC

Geelong Grammar School Corio Campus
50 Biddlecombe Avenue Corio VIC 3214

20 March 2019: Melbourne, VIC

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

30 October 2019: 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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