Happy Schools: Positive Education for Well-Being and Life-Skills Development - Florence

Rating: 4/56 users

Available in: Barcelona, Budapest, Florence, Helsinki, Nice

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Course Description

Positive education is challenging the traditional educational paradigm worldwide; it aims to promote well-being and happiness in a holistic perspective in the classroom and beyond, providing young people with knowledge and life skills to flourish in their present and future life.

This contemporary educational approach is based on Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of human flourishing and optimal functioning, and focuses on strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organizations to succeed.

The course will introduce participants both to Positive Psychology fundamentals, presenting the most relevant international theories and references, and to Positive Education theories and techniques.

By the end of the course participants will have learnt how to design programs that combine academics with the development of character strengthening and well-being, such as the experience of positive emotions, engagement with activities, establishment of meaningful practices and relationships etc.

During the course participants will also be introduced to mindfulness as an opportunity to train their minds, drive attention to present moments, relax, achieve goals, and boost a certain level of self-awareness. They will be invited to design a personal project based on positive education to share with their colleagues once they go back to school.

Finally, participants will be involved in an active learning process also focusing on personal experience and self-reflection, combining cognitive and emotional elements to make the learning process easier and ensure long-lasting retention of the new knowledge.

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Course category: Arts and Wellbeing

Arts and Wellbeing: By practicing innovative techniques that involve art, psychology, and therapy, the participants in our courses of arts and wellbeing will develop their skills in self-expression and stress management. Thanks to creative activities, mindfulness and yoga, educators will learn how to be more relaxed at school and how to promote alternative forms of communication with their students.)

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Europass Teacher Academy
Florence, Italy

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Upcoming sessions

23.10.2023 > 28.10.2023
27.11.2023 > 02.12.2023
25.12.2023 > 30.12.2023
22.01.2024 > 27.01.2024
26.02.2024 > 02.03.2024
25.03.2024 > 30.03.2024

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I attended the course called ''Happy School: Positive Education for Well-being and Life-skills Development'' organized by Europass Teacher Academy in Barcelona. The course was well organized, structured and interesting. The course gave insight into important techniques and methods relevant for teaching and learning process nowadays. All of the activities in the course were interesting and useful and can easily be adapted and used in the classroom and school in general. Organization of the week was very functional and allowed the participants to work together, share their experiences and create activities that are useful and can be adapted into different school and work environments. The trainer was experienced and had great knowledge of the topics covered. She demonstrated activities that were interesting, creative and fun while at the same time being effective for both teachers and students. Course provider was very helpful, replied to all emails quickly and answered all of the questions we had. They provided all the necessary information prior, during and after the course, as well as all of the materials and documents needed.

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a small family course with competent and friendly management. Things that you know from the training became present again through little games and exercises. In the course I learned to listen to myself more and mindfulness to live and to convey to my students.

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I attended course named Happy Schools: Positive Education for Well - Being and Life-Skills Development in Barcelona (October 3rd-October 8th 2022), Course provider europass Teacher Academy - course provider was very organised and professional. Teacher Trainer was MARTA MANDOLINI; teacher was very professional, motivated and interesting. Program: First day: ice-breaker activities and happiness Second day: detective game, PERMA model od positive psyhology, assertive comunication Third day:positive emotions, PERMA model of positive psyhology Fourth day: strategies to manage emotions, 24 character strategies,mindfulness - making mindfulness pfotos in University park Fifth day:group activity- making portraits, certificates of attendence Sixth day: visiting interestign places in Barcelona This course was very interesting, I meet many teachers from Europe and learned a lot about positive education, well-being life-skills development. The most interesting part was practicing learning strategies and methods of positive-education and mindfulness. I will use all strategies to manage emotions in classroom with my students.

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Ich habe an dem Kurs "Happy heacher, happy school" in Florenz, teilgenommen. Die Location hat mir sehr gefallen und auch die Kursleiterin war super nett und kompetent. Mir persönlich hat es am Bewegungseinheiten/ praktischen Übungen/ Meditationsübungen gefehlt.

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My personal experience has been less satisfactory than expected because I did not learn many new strategies to complete my previous training on this topic. The teacher, sometimes, was imprecise in the explanations and that made the class not flow in an agile way.That does not mean that she did not care about facilitating our learning and she changed the activities and the program as she saw the needs of the attendees.In any case, she made an effort so that we were satisfied with the proposed activities, and whenever we did practical classes, we were all very happy.

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I felt comfortable in the course and the course provider was very kind.

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