Positive Education Enhanced Curriculum (PEEC) Pre-Sale Launch

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The Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School has developed a world-leading Positive Education Enhanced Curriculum (PEEC) that supports teachers in the delivery of Positive Education within their classroom.

The exclusive wellbeing curriculum is aimed at students from Early Learning (four years of age) through to Year 12 and offers over 280 developmentally appropriate lesson plans. PEEC is built on ten years of practice wisdom at Geelong Grammar School and has been designed in consultation with world-renowned researchers in the field of positive psychology.

Positive Education is where the science of wellbeing and flourishing meets best practice teaching and learning. Through teaching dedicated Positive Education classes, Geelong Grammar School has shown that wellbeing is the foundation to flourishing and is just as important as academic learning. 

Research shows that teaching life skills consistently will increase wellbeing and academic achievement in different social, economic, and cultural contexts. The Institute has created an explicit Positive Education curriculum that will enrich teachers’ foundational understanding of Positive Education and provide students with the critical wellbeing skills to live healthy and fulfilling lives. 

Justin Robinson, Director of the Institute believes that it is a shared responsibility to teach our young people these skills and knowledge.

“This is a valuable resource for any school that is interested in increasing the wellbeing of their students.

“It seems more important than ever to intentionally teach our young people and prioritise curriculum time to ensure each child has the opportunity to explore, understand and practice these skills,” Mr Robinson said.

PEEC is more than just lesson plans. The curriculum provides teachers with engaging information on key wellbeing domains and easy-to-read research summaries that underpin the curriculum. PEEC also provides teachers with a Developmental Scope and Sequence Framework, glossary of teaching resources, suggested reading lists and printable worksheets/scaffolds. The curriculum is also mapped to a number of existing frameworks including: Social and Emotional Learning outcomes, the International Baccalaureate, the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Framework.

Teachers know what works best for their students and have the detailed knowledge of their school context. This resource has been designed to allow teachers to have autonomy and flexibility to best meet their students’ needs. Lessons have been written to be an all-inclusive resource for teachers of wellbeing as the curriculum has been designed by teachers, for teachers. 

PEEC is a resource that has captured the interest of schools nationally and internationally. The curriculum has been piloted at Geelong Grammar School and Bacchus Marsh Primary School, in Victoria and international partner schools in Hong Kong and Dubai. 

“Schools and governments around the world are increasingly recognising the social, emotional, and academic benefits of placing wellbeing science at the heart of education," says David Bott, Associate Director of the Institute who is championing the international expansion of the Institute.

“Our recent work supporting schools in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and in our direct support of the UAE government in the Middle East has shown that, whilst our cultures and histories are different, wellbeing is a universal human language. PEEC provides a practical, proven, ready-to-go resource, grounded in science and written by a team with decades of practice wisdom.”

PEEC will be available for Australian and international schools in July 2019, and we are inviting teachers to register their interest by completing a pre-order. Those who pre-order will go into the draw to win an advisory service for their school valued a $1000.

For more information about PEEC, please contact institutecurriculum@ggs.vic.edu.au

For further media information, please contact Catherine Devlin on 0417 855 369 or cdevlin@ggs.vic.edu.au