Book Chapter

Progressing Positive Education and Promoting Visible Well-being in Schools

L Waters, Meg Warren, Stewart Donaldson

Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology | Praeger Publishers | Published : 2017


Positive psychologists have emphasized the importance of cultivating positive subjective experiences and traits in young since the inception of the field. Over the past decade, there have been especially prominent efforts to explore whether we can harness the wide reach of schools in service of this goal. The incorporation of well-being into national curriculum frameworks, the development of associations such as the International Positive Education Network, and the development of school-based programs such as the Penn Resiliency Program are examples of such efforts. The alliance between positive psychology and education has been given the name 'positive education', defined as education that ..

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