Human Ingenuity – Pedagogy for 21 st Century Learners. AAIBS Conference Prince Alfred College 17-19 April 2008 Mr Ross Featherston (IB Coordinator) & Dr Mathew White (Head of Positive Education) . Positive Education A pedagogy for the 21 st Century?. What I will discuss today.
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Prince Alfred College
17-19 April 2008
Mr Ross Featherston (IB Coordinator)
Dr Mathew White (Head of Positive Education)
International Baccalaureate programme
will help students achieve?
Positive Psychology has the following three pillars that are required to “do well in life”
i. Positive Emotion:LIVING THE HAPPY LIFE
ii. Engagement: LIVING THE ENGAGED LIFE
iii. Meaning: LIVING THE MEANINGFUL LIFE
An approach to psychology that focuses on
what leads to life satisfaction (wellbeing).
-5 to +5
Depression ………..OK ……………Flourishing
Explicit skills taught to help students tackle life’s challenges, such as:
The 24 Character Strengths fall under six core virtues………
Creativity, Ingenuity, Originality
Judgement and Critical Thinking
Love of Learning
Valour and Bravery
Vitality, Zest, Enthusiasm
Kindness and Generosity
Loving and being Loved
Appreciation of Beauty
Sense of Purpose
What does this skill encourage?
i. Generating more accurate alternatives
ii. Using evidence to prove the belief is false
Bill Hallam, PhD student, the University of Melbourne
Study: the link between Character Values and Adolescent Wellbeing.
What is the role of character values including kindness, honesty, courage and respect in adolescent wellbeing ?
Is adolescent wellbeing associated with the adolescent’s character values and attitudes towards self, others and the environment?