Driving the 'positive education' movement
What is positive education?
Positive Education draws on the field of positive psychology to "enhance optimal functioning of students, teachers, staff and the school combined". In comparison to the traditional focus of preventing failure and fixing what is lacking, positive education builds on what is going right within the school - including staff, students and their wider family network. At its root it is a concern for students wellbeing and character development, beyond (but in alignment with) a traditional focus on academics.
Why is positive education important?
The learning system is extremely influential on the progress and development of young people and students. An environment which enables each student, staff and family member to develop their character, support each other, and flourish is key to good learning outcomes.
A growing body of scientific literature has linked high wellbeing to academic success, and poor mental health to impeding learning outcomes. For more on the academic overview of positive education please click here.
HoW can support your education strategy through our online interventions. Universities and academic institutions are able to offer our tool pre-semester, providing students ways to deal with and proactively manage the stress of academic demands, be more attentive and focused with their work and use their strengths for a best possible learning experience, leading to academic and sporting success.
We can directly influence and enhance academic and sporting performance outcomes by developing character strengths and stronger relationships between students, peers and staff, enabling optimal functioning of staff and students.
To demonstrate program effectiveness and enable the most effective decision making, education providers at the secondary school level can choose to combine our positive education program with the best in class assessment tool 'Assessing Wellbeing in Education' (AWE). AWE can identify the specific aspects working well, and which areas can be strengthened, in line with staff and student wellbeing changes measured and tracked over time.