Positive Psychology

What is Positive Education

Martin Seligman defines Positive Education as “education for both traditional skills and for happiness.” (Martin E. P. Seligman, Randal M. Ernst, Jane Gillham, Karen Reivich, Mark Linkins, Positive education: positive psychology and classroom interventions. Oxford Review of Education, Vol. 35(No. 3 ), 2009, June  pp. 293–311). He also states that “Positive Education brings together the science of positive psychology
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Examples of positive education classroom activities

At Geelong 15-year-old students were given “signature strengths” lessons, aimed at identifying and developing individual strengths. Several activities were strength-based: for example students were asked to write narratives about times when they were at their very best; they interviewed family members to develop a ‘family tree’ of strengths; other lessons included learning how to use strengths to overcome challenges;
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Positive schools: where Positive Education is real

Several positive education programs have been successfully implemented in many different countries at all levels with significant outcomes. Martin Seligman’s group of researchers of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania has been training teachers worldwide  in the techniques of Positive Education. The first school that integrated positive psychology into areas of curricular and co-curricula
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