HAPPY SCHOOL- A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH for WELL BEING of STUDENTS (ANTALYA)
Positive Education is a response to the gap between what people want for their children and what schools teach. That is, most parents want their children to be happy, healthy, and confident, but schools only focus on achievement, discipline, and academic skills. These are of course important, but so are positive mental health outcomes.
To fix this gap, Positive Education is proposed, where schools teach achievement and accomplishment along with positive psychology-informed mental health skills. In other words, positive education wants to bring positive psychology’s goals of well-being and mental health support for everyone into the school setting.
Psychological interventions have been around in schools since at least the 1930s, so it makes sense to supplement the already-existing traditional psychology in schools with positive psychology.
Teachers themselves believe that teaching is “inevitably linked” with the emotional health and well-being of the students being taught. In fact, Maslow’s (1943) hierarchy of needs even indicates that emotional support may be a sort of prerequisite to higher-order functions such as learning.
Recent research has confirmed the same, as offering emotional support early in a school year can lead to improved instructional quality later in that school year. In other words, positive education is not a focus on mental health instead of academic achievement but is a focus on mental health in order to set the stage and give students the opportunity for academic achievement.
What is Positive Education?
Why Focus On Positive Education?
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Classroom Conversation
Happy Teacher = Happy Class
Identifying personal sources of happiness
Free expression of different feelings in movement, art, speech, and facial expressions
Describing happy memories
Activities For Emotional Learning
Positive Teaching: Moodtrackers And Other Worksheets
Mindfulness Activities For Kids
Positive Psychology Exercises For Teens
Active Constructive Responding
Cooperative Learning Groups
A Take Home Message
The outcomes and objectives of the course are to understand:
What positive psychology is and is not
What strengths are and to understand one’s own strengths
How to increase positive emotions
Design programs based on Positive Education
How willpower and the growth mindset can contribute to goal success
Ways in which you can increase your own wellbeing and that of your work colleagues and learners
and be able to apply Positive Education techniques at your school/college/university to:
Increase focus and engagement on learning tasks
Create greater productivity
Secure an understanding of Positive Psychology fundamentals
Build resilience in challenging situations
Improve happiness and wellbeing
Achieve goals more effectively
Use mindfulness as an opportunity to train your mind, focus your attention on the present, relax, achieve goals, and reach a certain level of self-awareness;
Gain positive knowledge and life skills
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