Positive Education is the incorporation of the science of positive psychology into the life and work of schools (Seligman, Ernst, Gilham, Reivich & Linkins, 2009). It is aimed first at benefitting teachers personally and schools, in working towards transformational teaching and learning. Positive Education inevitably works to create a school culture that supports caring, trusting relationships that distinguish excellent schools from their mediocre peers.
The 21st Century Competencies call for schools to place greater emphasis on imparting both “traditional skills” and teaching “well-being”. They also call for students to develop greater insights of the “self” as an agent for change and knowledge creation. Schools that embark on the journey of positive education are more likely to be able to develop the future-ready child we want in a time of change and volatility.
The Positive Education Summit, to be held on a biennial basis, aims to provide strategies for schools in introducing and integrating Positive Education in Schools. It provides an in-depth exploration of the science of well-being through a two-day virtual conference. The focus is on transformation through teaching practical skills, and reinforcing the significant and lasting impact that positive psychology has on well-being and learning.
Through the conference, participants will gain valuable insights into the science of Positive Psychology and concepts of Positive Education and be equipped with the skills and knowledge to integrate Positive Education principles into their school or organisation.
Sha-En Yeo is the 1st Singaporean graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. Sha-En has been featured on national TV documentary 'Chasing Happiness', MyPaper, Business Times; and shared 938LIVE & MONEY 89.3FM. Sha-En has more than 10 years of experience in education. Formerly Founder of Positive Education (now Founder of Happiness Scientists), she has trained more than 10000 people in schools, organizations, equipping them with the science and tools to be happier. Sha-En's first book, The Road to Success Vol. 2, reached the #1 Best-Seller Status in September 2016. Her second book, A Journey of School-wide Implementation of Positive Education, was launched in Oct 2020.
Claire is The Positive Movement's co-founder, lead trainer and coach. She specializes in designing and delivering programs in Positive Psychology, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Coaching.
Claire holds a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), where she studied under the founding Professor of the field, Dr Martin Seligman, and other leading Professors including Angela Duckworth and Adam Grant.
She is an associate faculty at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) where she teaches Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Psychology in Coaching. Claire is a certified ontological coach with Newfield Network.
Claire has led training programs for both schools and corporates across Asia Pacific. Her previous clients include Hwa Chong Institution, Singhealth, National Healthcare Group and Novartis. She has also worked with the Family Justice Courts and Singapore Prison Service to embed Positive Psychology in public services.
Participants will start by identifying their intended target audience, enduring understandings, and learning outcomes for the design project they would like torototype. Next, they will get familiar with and begin using the EfS Standards and Enduring Understandings in designing lesson plans, assessments, rubrics, mapping curriculum, sketches and pacing calendars. Finally, they will have the opportunity to attempt vertical and lateral curriculum mapping and integration of EfS across curriculum and project plans.
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In this introduction to the latest research on Mindfulness and contemplative practice, Dr. Chris Willard will be guiding us through the latest practices and what is actually happens in our brains during this time. Touching on physiology, neuroscience and even epigenetics, we will spend the time both practicing and learning, all while strengthening neural networks and connections throughout our brain and body.
Dr. Christopher Willard, (Psy. D.) is a clinical psychologist, author and consultant based in Massachusetts. He has been invited to more than two dozen countries to speak, and has presented at two TEDx events. He is the author of eighteen books, including Alphabreaths (2019), Growing Up Mindful (2016) and How we Grow Through What we Go Through. (2022) His thoughts on mental health have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, mindful.org, cnn.com, and elsewhere. He teaches at Harvard Medical School.
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