Happy Schools: positive education for well-being and life-skills development

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Description

Positive education is challenging the traditional educational paradigm worldwide; it aims to promote well-being and happiness in a holistic perspective in the classroom and beyond, providing young people with knowledge and life skills to flourish in their present and future life. This contemporary educational approach is based on Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of human flourishing and optimal functioning, and focuses on strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organizations to succeed.

The course will introduce participants both to Positive Psychology fundamentals, presenting the most relevant international theories and references, and to Positive Education theories and techniques. During the course participants will also be introduced to mindfulness as an opportunity to train their minds, drive attention to present moments, relax, achieve goals, and boost a certain level of self-awareness.

They will be invited to design a personal project based on positive education to share with their colleagues once they go back to school. Finally, participants will be involved in an active learning process also focusing on personal experience and self-reflection, combining cognitive and emotional elements to make the learning process easier and ensure long-lasting retention of the new knowledge.

By the end of the course participants will have learnt how to design programs that combine academics with the development of character strengthening and well-being, such as the experience of positive emotions, engagement with activities, establishment of meaningful practices and relationships etc.

Guided city tours and an excursion will also be part of the programme.

Find out our upcoming confirmed courses here.

Target audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors; Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.

Details, locations and dates

  • Price: 480€
  • Activities included: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one city guided tour and one full day excursion.
  • Lessons are from Monday to Saturday, if not stated otherwise.
  • Class Schedule: class activities will take place in Morning (9 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).

Next courses in Florence

  • 26-31 August 2019
  • 23-28 September 2019
  • 28 October - 2 November 2019
  • 25-30 November 2019
  • 27 January - 1 February 2020
  • 24-29 February 2020
  • 23-28 March 2020
  • 27 April - 2 May 2020
  • 25-30 May 2020
  • 22-27 June 2020
  • 27 July - 1 August 2020

Next courses in Barcelona

  • 5-10 August 2019
  • 2-7 September 2019
  • 7-12 October 2019
  • 4-9 November 2019
  • 2-7 December 2019
  • 6-11 January 2020
  • 3-8 February 2020
  • 2-7 March 2020
  • 6-11 April 2020
  • 4-9 May 2020
  • 1-6 June 2020
  • 6-11 July 2020

Next courses in Nice

  • 11-16 February 2019
  • 9-14 September 2019
  • 14-19 October 2019
  • 11-16 November 2019
  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 13-18 January 2020
  • 9-14 March 2020
  • 13-18 April 2020
  • 11-16 May 2020

Next courses in Elba Island

  • 30 September - 5 October 2019
  • 7-12 October 2019
  • 11-16 May 2020
  • 18-23 May 2020

The course in Isola d’Elba includes accommodation in independent apartment in a Villa nearby the course venue.

Price Course + Accommodation from € 860,00/week.

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Our courses are designed to fit the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, but are available also for teachers from all non EU countries.

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Reviews about this course

I really liked the course, in general and also in a particular way. It was presented exellent by our teacher Ilaria and the matirials that she gave us were very useful. I appreciate the opportunity to share our experiences with Finish, Spanish and French colleagues, to have clear understanding on the topic of the course. I and my frined Maria went home full of new ideas and concepts about teaching in possitive and mindful way.

Ludmila Vlasakova

I had great time with new experiences.Our trainer it was Susan Gagliano.Susan was absolutly organized and professional.After all i inspired from the course

Eleni Angastinioti

An excellent course that I highly recommend! The trainer Susan Gagliano managed, with her professionalism and posture, to boost our dreams. Nothing like Positive Psychology in a school environment!

Rosa Mary Costa Manso

The course was very interesting and well-structured. Marta is great!

Maria Pouloudi

It’s an inspiring, well organised and structured course

ΠΛΕΣΣΑ ΜΑΡΙΑ

Great course, great teacher!

Alexandra Jankowiak

Inspiring!

Agathi Bompori

The course gave the tools necessary for teachers to be able to empower themselves and their learners with creative thinking. Also giving ideas that will allow learners to be independent to develop a ‘have a go’ attitude, using step-by-step approaches.

Marva Haynes

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