27th-31st May 2024 (CONFIRMED)
In this course, we dive into the principles of Positive Education, a holistic approach that combines the science of well-being with educational practices. By integrating positive psychology, character strengths, and social-emotional learning, Positive Education aims to foster not only academic success but also the overall well-being and happiness of students.
Throughout the course, you will explore the key concepts, theories, and research behind Positive Education, gaining a deep understanding of the factors that contribute to well-being in schools. We will delve into topics such as fostering positive relationships, promoting resilience, enhancing emotional intelligence, nurturing character strengths, and cultivating a growth mindset. Through interactive sessions, engaging discussions, and practical activities, you will learn how to implement evidence-based strategies and interventions that create a positive school climate. We will delve into the role of positive communication, mindfulness practices, and strengths-based teaching in promoting well-being and happiness among students.
Furthermore, you will discover the importance of positive school leadership and the role it plays in creating a culture of well-being. We will explore strategies for fostering collaboration among staff, establishing meaningful connections with students and families, and implementing positive policies and practices throughout the school community. As part of the Erasmus+ program, this course embraces a multicultural and collaborative learning environment. You will have the opportunity to share experiences, exchange best practices, and build a network of educators committed to Positive Education and creating Happy Schools. The course facilitators, experts in the field of Positive Education, will guide you through the course modules, providing personalized support and feedback to ensure your professional growth and development.
Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped with a comprehensive toolkit of Positive Education strategies, enabling you to transform your classroom and school into a thriving and nurturing environment. You will be prepared to lead the way in promoting well-being, resilience, and happiness, fostering the holistic development of your students, and creating a positive impact on their lives.
By completing this course, participants will;
Classes take place Monday to Friday in the morning.
Day 1 - Introduction to Positive Education and Understanding Positive Relationships
Welcoming and Introduction of the course programme
Presentation of participants
Overview of Positive Education principles and their benefits in the school context
Exploring the connection between well-being, happiness, and academic success
Strategies for fostering positive teacher-student relationships
Practical activity: Role-playing scenarios to practice effective communication and empathy skills
Day 2 - Nurturing Character Strengths and Promoting a Growth Mindset
Introduction to character strengths and their role in Positive Education
Identifying and nurturing individual character strengths in students
Integrating character strengths into lesson planning and classroom activities
Practical activity: Strengths-based storytelling and strengths-spotting exercises
Understanding the concept of a growth mindset and its impact on student learning
Strategies for fostering a growth mindset culture in the classroom
Encouraging effort, embracing challenges, and reframing failures
Practical activity: Collaborative problem-solving tasks to cultivate a growth mindset
Day 3 - Positive Communication and Mindfullness
Effective communication techniques for promoting student well-being and engagement
Active listening skills and empathy in the classroom
Positive feedback and reinforcement strategies
Practical activity: Role-play scenarios to practice positive communication skills
Introduction to mindfulness and its benefits for students and teachers
Mindful breathing, body scans, and other mindfulness exercises
Integrating mindfulness into daily routines and curriculum
Practical activity: Guided mindfulness practice and reflection
Day 4 - Cultivating Resilience and Emotional Intelligence
Definition and significance of resilience and emotional intelligence in education
Techniques for developing resilience and emotional intelligence in students
Guided mindfulness exercises for self-regulation and emotional well-being
Practical activity: Designing and implementing a classroom-based resilience-building activity
Day 5 - Reflecting on Personal Practice
Self-reflection on personal teaching practices and beliefs
Identifying areas for growth and development in promoting well-being
Goal-setting for continued professional development in Positive Education
Practical activity: Creating a personal well-being plan for ongoing self-care and growth
Closing and Celebration: Sharing reflections and highlights from the course
Certificates of completion and celebration of learning
Confirmation of Erasmus+ Mobility documents
The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 400€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:
Course Materials: Participants will receive all necessary course materials, including handouts, guides, and resources, to support their learning throughout the program.
Administrative Support: Participants will benefit from administrative assistance before, during, and after the course, ensuring a smooth registration process, timely communication, and any necessary follow-up support.
Monitoring and Mentoring: The course fee covers monitoring and mentoring services provided by experienced professionals who will guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized support, feedback, and guidance.
Coffee Breaks: Participants will enjoy refreshments during coffee breaks, fostering networking opportunities and providing a relaxed environment for informal discussions and interactions.
Other Inclusions: The fee also covers any additional services or resources required for the successful implementation of the course, ensuring a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience.
We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.