Category Archives: Recommended Reading

11 May

Contemplative Education: A Systematic, Evidence-Based Review of the effect of Meditation Interventions in Schools

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Educational Psychology Review: Schools need reliable evidence about the outcomes of meditation programs before they consider if and how such programmes can influence learning agendas, curriculum and timetables. This paper reviewed evidence from 15 peer-reviewed studies of school meditation programmes with respect to three student outcomes: well-being, social competence and academic achievement.
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30 Jan

Positive education and the new prosperity: Australia’s edge

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Martin EP Seligman: In two words or less, what do you most want for your children? If you are like the hundreds of Australian parents I’ve asked, you responded, “happiness, confidence, contentment, balance, good stuff, kindness, health, satisfaction… and the like”. In short, well-being.
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30 Jan

An Applied Framework for Positive Education

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The increasing momentum of the Positive Psychology movement has seen burgeoning research in positive mental health and adaptive functioning; a critical question is how this knowledge can now be applied in real-world settings. Positive Education seeks to combine principles of Positive Psychology with best-practice teaching and with educational paradigms to promote optimal development and flourishing
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13 Jun

Hunt the good stuff

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As parents and educators of young girls we naturally all hope for them to be happy, healthy, confident, fulfilled and experiencing love and meaning. Interestingly these are all skills of well-being. However many schools focus simply on numeracy, literacy, success, study and work, all the skills of achievement. Martin Seligman, author of Flourish and world’s
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13 Jun

Recommended Reading

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Members may wish to read more on Positive Psychology and Positive Education.  We suggest the following publications (listed in author alphabetical order): Achor, Shawn Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles That Fuel Success and Performance at Work Argyle, Michael The Psychology of Happiness Aspinwall, Lisa A Psychology of Human Strengths Baumeister, Roy Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest
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