Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey

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Oxford University Press, May 7, 2015 - Psychology - 360 pages
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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 comprehensive approach to education: one with student wellbeing at its heart.

Balancing academic findings from the burgeoning thriving field of Positive Psychology, whilst exploring the adaptation of this science into an innovative radical new approach to teaching called Positive Education, Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey provides 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 programme.

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.
 

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Contents

FOUR BRAVE STEPS
1
POSITIVE EDUCATION
13
3 THE MODEL FORPOSITIVE EDUCATION
29
4 FLOURISHING AND POSITIVE EDUCATION Introduction by Professor Felicia Huppert
51
5 CHARACTER STRENGTHS Introduction by Professor Nansook Park
77
6 POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS Introduction by Professor Roy Baumeister
99
7 POSITIVE EMOTIONS Introduction by Professor Barbara Fredrickson
127
8 POSITIVE HEALTHAND RESILIENCE Introduction by Dr Karen Reivich
151
11 POSITIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT Introduction by Pninit RussoNetzer and Dr Tal BenShahar
223
12 POSITIVE PURPOSE Introduction by Professor George Vaillant
251
13 RESEARCH AND EVALUATION With Dr Meredith OConnor
275
14 LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
289
BIOGRAPHIES OF EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS
301
GLOSSARY
307
NAME INDEX
315
SUBJECT INDEX
318

9 POSITIVE HEALTH AND MINDFULNESS Introduction by Dr Craig Hassed
175
10 POSITIVE ENGAGEMENT Introduction by Dr Sue Jackson
199

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Jacolyn M. Norrish, Geelong Grammar School

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 programme 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. She is the co-founder of Share Well which is a movement that fosters collaboration and innovation in the practical application of the science of wellbeing.

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