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, iPositive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey rprovides an explanation of the key tenets of 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 space between 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 Positive Education.
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 strengths, and gratitude. Jacolyn has worked with a range of schools and organisations in their application of evidence-based wellbeing initiatives, including Geelong Grammar School, Berry Street School, and the AFL Players' Association. Her interests include mindfulness, acceptance commitment therapy, compassion, and altruism. She has taught wellbeing and Positive Psychology across the Psychology, Medicine, and Business faculties of Monash University.
Dedication to Christopher Peterson ; Foreword ; Acknowledgements ; Guide to the Reader ; Introduction ; 1. Geelong Grammar School: Four Brave Steps ; 2. The Fifth Brave Step: Positive Education ; 3. The Model for Positive Education ; 4. Flourishing ; 5. Character Strengths ; 6. Positive Relationships ; 7. Positive Emotions ; 8. Positive Health and Resilience ; 9. Positive Health and Mindfulness ; 10. Positive Engagement ; 11. Positive Accomplishment ; 12. Positive Purpose ; 13. Research and Evaluation ; 14. Looking to the Future ; Expert Biographies ; Glossary ; Index