Positive Education

The fundamental goal of positive education is to promote positive health in students and teach them the necessary for nourishing wellbeing.  Various studies have demonstrated the benefits of the positive education intervention programs on schoolchildren’s emotions, behaviors, and attitudes (Froh, Sefick, & Emmons, 2008;  Shoshani, Steinmetz, & Kanat-Maymon, 2016). Given the significant impacts of positive education among children, CSRP has integrated the key elements of the positive education model, such as positive emotions, positive relationship, positive health and mindfulness into the mental health promotion programs in this QTN project. Topics like “empathy”, “gratitude”, “effective communications”, “character strengths” in “The Adventure of DoReMiFa” and “Out of the Dark” programs equip students with interpersonal skills and mindset to flourish. In all, we hope to build a positive culture in schools which involve the contributions of all stakeholders to help students excel in life.

Norrish, J. M., Williams, P., O’Connor, M. & Robinson, J. (2013). An applied framework for positive education. International Journal of Wellbeing, 3(2), 147-161.

Froh, J., Sefick, W., & Emmons, R. (2008). Counting blessings in early adolescents: An experimental study of gratitude and subjective well-being. Journal of School Psychology, 46(2), 213-233.

Shoshani, A., Steinmetz, S., & Kanat-Maymon, Y. (2016). Effects of the Maytiv positive psychology school program on early adolescents’ well-being, engagement, and achievement. Journal of School Psychology, 57, 73-92.