Book Chapter

Systems Informed Positive Education

Margaret L Kern, Jessica A Taylor

The Palgrave Handbook of Positive Education | Springer International Publishing | Published : 2021

Abstract

AbstractPositive psychology as a discipline has focused primarily on understanding and building individual wellbeing. But the application of positive psychology within schools brings a number of challenges that transcend simplistic approaches. Schools are dynamic in nature and subject to numerous pressures and competing priorities. Positive psychology interventions can be helpful, some of the time, for some people, but there is a need to identify and transcend the limiting paradigms that drive our research, practices, and beliefs, moving beyond simplistic interventions and programs to broader awareness and mindful action. Systems Informed Positive Education (SIPE) explicitly incorporates asp..

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