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ERIC Number: EJ865829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Positive Education: Positive Psychology and Classroom Interventions
Seligman, Martin E. P.; Ernst, Randal M.; Gillham, Jane; Reivich, Karen; Linkins, Mark
Oxford Review of Education, v35 n3 p293-311 Jun 2009
Positive education is defined as education for both traditional skills and for happiness. The high prevalence worldwide of depression among young people, the small rise in life satisfaction, and the synergy between learning and positive emotion all argue that the skills for happiness should be taught in school. There is substantial evidence from well controlled studies that skills that increase resilience, positive emotion, engagement and meaning can be taught to schoolchildren. We present the story of teaching these skills to an entire school--Geelong Grammar School--in Australia, and we speculate that positive education will form the basis of a "new prosperity", a politics that values both wealth "and" well-being. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 10; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia