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Type: Book chapter
Title: Why we need positive education 2.0
Author: White, M.
Buchanan, A.
Citation: Future Directions in Well-Being : Education, Organizations and Policy, 2017 / White, M., Slemp, G., Murray, A. (ed./s), Ch.38, pp.219-223
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Place: Cham, Switzerland
Issue Date: 2017
ISBN: 3319568884
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Mathew A. White and Ash Buchanan
Abstract: What's next in well-being? We argue it's Positive Education 2.0. The American psychologist Corey Keyes explains, "It is often said that our youth is this nation's future. If true, then there is too much mental illness to look forward to in the future" (Keyes C, The nature and importance of positive mental health in America's Adolescents. In: Furlong MJ, Gilman R, Huebner ES. Handbook of positive psychology in schools. Routledge, New York, pp 9-23, 2014). Never before have schools received the call to educate a new generation to lead global challenges of such complexity. Notwithstanding Keyes observations, this is a global challenge and it requires a global approach as the World Health Organization predicts by 2030, depression will be the highest level of disability of any mental or physical disorder (World Health Organization; Impact of economic crises on mental health. Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, 2011). We need Positive Education 2.0, which is informed by entrepreneurship, innovation and hands-on discovery for young people. We believe in doing this; positive education should now move toward programs that teach innovation through project-based learning teams, in which students will focus on solving real-life challenges.
Keywords: Psychology
Description: This chapter is based on two blogs for Psychology Today online edition on July and October 2016 by Mathew A White called positive education 2.0 and Schools as Ecosystems.
Rights: © The Anglican Church of Australia Collegiate School of Saint Peter trading as St Peter’s College 2017 This work is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved by the Publisher, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, reproduction on microfilms or in any other physical way, and transmission or information storage and retrieval, electronic adaptation, computer software, or by similar or dissimilar methodology now known or hereafter developed.
RMID: 0030071973
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56889-8_38
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