Book Chapter

Part I: Education - Overview

M White, D Loton, G Slemp, S Murray

Future Directions in Well-Being: Education, Organizations and Policy | Springer | Published : 2017

Abstract

Over the past decade, there has been a rapid rise of interest in the application of positive psychology within education settings. Seligman et al. (2009) defined positive education as “education for both traditional skills and happiness”, however, in line with the more nuanced and comprehensive models of well-being in the field, positive education targets more than just happiness. More recently it has become an umbrella term to describe empirically validated interventions and programs from positive psychology that have an impact on student well-being. Positive education also aligns with educational agendas or initiatives that sit outside of the traditional academic skills of literacy and num..

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