Positive Education – or PosEd as it is sometimes known – is a comprehensive approach to education that blends academic learning with character and student wellbeing. It helps students develop life skills such as grit, optimism, resilience, growth mindset, engagement and mindfulness among many other powerful character traits.
Positive education is based on the science of well-being and happiness, and developed out of the thriving field of Positive Psychology, founded by Professor Martin Seligman.
Professor Seligman will be one of many international and national experts who will share their knowledge and expertise at the Positive Education Retreat, an event hosted at Geelong Grammar School (Victoria, Australia) to coincide with their celebration of a decade in Positive Education.
The conference runs Wed 11 April (4pm) – Sat 14 April (4 pm.) I am honoured and pleased to be attending and presenting.
This year’s theme is CONNECT. It reflects the event’s aims of connecting theory with application, connecting Positive Education with curriculum and culture, connecting delegates to foster sharing and collaboration, and connecting each participant with Positive Psychology practices and interventions to boost their own individual wellbeing: CONNECT with Positive Education, CONNECT with experts, and CONNECT with each other.
Delegates of the PESA (Positive Education Schools Association) 2018 National Conference will have the opportunity to connect with thought-leaders and educators from around the world to learn about Positive Education, collaborate and share their experience, enhance their own wellbeing and work together to create flourishing schools and communities.