Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey

Paperback | May 25, 2015

byJacolyn M. Norrish

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As part of the Oxford Series in Positive Psychology, Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey is the story of one school's development of a more holistic approach to education: one with student wellbeing at its heart. Balancing academic findings from the thriving field of Positive Psychology, whilst exploring the adaptation of this science into an innovative radical new approach to teaching called Positive Education, Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey provides an explanation of the key tenetsof Positive Psychology and examines the practical application of this research, leading to the Geelong Grammar School's cultivation of the ground-breaking Positive Education program. With a foreword by Martin Seligman and contributions from such well-recognised names in the field as Roy Baumeister, Tal Ben-Shahar, Barbara Fredrickson, Craig Hassed, Felicia Huppert, Sue Jackson, Nansook Park, Karen Reivich, Pninit Russo-Netzer, and George Vaillant, this book fills a crucial spacebetween academic theory and practical application making it a landmark publication on Positive Education. Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey will provide academics and students of Positive Psychology with an invaluable resource. Moreover, the book offers educational practitioners the key facets of the approach so as to inspire them to embark on their own journey with PositiveEducation.

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As part of the Oxford Series in Positive Psychology, Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey is the story of one school's development of a more holistic approach to education: one with student wellbeing at its heart. Balancing academic findings from the thriving field of Positive Psychology, whilst exploring the adapta...

Dr Jacolyn Norrish is passionate about mental health promotion and prevention and views schools as one of the most powerful avenues for building flourishing communities. Jacolyn's PhD involved developing and testing a Positive Education program for Australian adolescents that explored concepts such as hope, kindness, meaning, character...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:May 25, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198702582

ISBN - 13:9780198702580

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Table of Contents

Dedication to Christopher PetersonMartin Seligman: ForewordAcknowledgementsGuide to the ReaderStephen Meek: Introduction1. Geelong Grammar School: Four Brave Steps2. The Fifth Brave Step: Positive Education3. The Model for Positive Education4. Flourishing5. Character Strengths6. Positive Relationships7. Positive Emotions8. Positive Health and Resilience9. Positive Health and Mindfulness10. Positive Engagement11. Positive Accomplishment12. Positive Purpose13. Research and Evaluation14. Looking to the FutureExpert BiographiesGlossaryIndex