Discovering Positive Education 2.0 (Cohort 4, August 2021)

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Discover, Participate and Experiment as you learn and live Positive Education in our new international, eight-week blended learning course.

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Cohort 4 orientation begins in the week of 16 August, 2021. Participants will need to nominate a live class time when booking. Please see schedule below.

We are excited to be able to again offer our most popular course, for its fourth international cohort, beginning August 2021. With more opportunities to engage, connect and deepen your learning, this experiential online learning experience builds on the best of our much-loved Discovering Positive Education course.

Delivered online over eight weeks, the Discovering Positive Education 2.0 will connect you with a cohort of passionate educators who understand that wellbeing is a fundamental skill for learning and growth. Throughout the course, we will equip you with evidence-based skills and knowledge designed to help you, your students and your family adapt and thrive.

Led by highly-experienced trainers from the Institute of Positive Education (IPE), DPE 2.0 leverages the six evidence-based domains of Positive Education to provide an opportunity for educators to explore foundational and emerging research, progressive educational philosophy, and best-practice application. This course aims to equip you with skills and knowledge to help optimise your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of your students and community.

Who is this course for?

Whilst most of our participants are educators from around the world, we would love for anyone associated with a school community to join us. We believe in the importance of the whole-school approach - because it is not just teachers who impact the wellbeing of students. We have trained and consulted with over 15,000 educators, school administrators, government employees, educational support staff, school receptionists, cleaners, maintenance people, business managers, tertiary educators, early learning specialists, people in retirement villages... the list is endless.

What does the course cover?

The DPE 2.0 covers the foundational science and principles of Positive Education, as well as the exploring the six evidence-based domains of the IPE Model for Positive Education:

  • Foundational concepts of Character Strengths and Mindfulness
  • Positive Emotions and Gratitude
  • Positive Accomplishment and Growth Mindset
  • Positive Health and Resilience
  • Positive Relationships and Belonging
  • Positive Engagement and Flow States
  • Positive Purpose and Caregiving
  • Impact Project and Personal Intention

How does this course work?

The DPE 2.0 combines live and asynchronous learning, allowing you to apply wellbeing strategies and reflect on their impact as you progress through the course. Each week you will:

  • Discover: Access pre-recorded videos from members of our team and related resources exploring a key Positive Education concept (approximately 30 minutes)
  • Participate: Join a live, weekly, online (Zoom) cohort collaboration session, where you will meet with fellow educators and our facilitators to deepen your learning and engagement, and plan your weekly Experiment (approximately 60 minutes)
  • Experiment: After your Participate session, you will then have four days to engage in a weekly mini ‘Experiment’ related to the focus topic and then post a reflection online for your cohort to see and comment on (minimum 30 minutes).

At the end of the course, you will submit an Impact Project, which is an opportunity for you reflect on the impact that this course has had on you and / or your community. This deeper reflection and the experience of designing an intentional activity will help you move forward with confidence in applying strategies in your school and other communities.

For more about the content and format of the course, see our FAQs page.

Please note by purchasing a ticket for this event you are agreeing to our Booking Terms and Conditions.

For more wellbeing training courses and events see www.instituteofpositiveeducation.com

Course schedule for Cohort 4 (August 2021)

When you sign up for the course, you will be asked to nominate a primary cohort for your  Participate session; green, yellow or red. While we offer three options, you will only need to attend one session per week. This is designed to give flexibility to participants from all over the world, and to those who may have changing schedules. The session will run at 10:30am AEST on Wednesday mornings (Green cohort), 4:00pm AEST on Wednesday afternoons (Yellow cohort) or 7:30pm AEST on Wednesday evenings (Red cohort) - (changing to Australian Eastern Daylight Time from October 3). Please check here to clarify the appropriate time where you live.

Cohort orientation and introductory materials released in the week of August 16.

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The Institute of Positive Education is a ground-breaking initiative by Geelong Grammar School, the first school to embed the principles of Positive Psychology into all aspects of school life. The Institute is dedicated to improving student and staff wellbeing through research, development and training in Positive Education so that individuals and communities can flourish.

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