Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools: Learning to Ride Elephants

Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools: Learning to Ride Elephants

by Ian Morris
     
 

There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and ‘happiness' in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a

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Overview

There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and ‘happiness' in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. The American psychologist and writer Martin Seligman, well known for his work on the idea of ‘learned helplessness', has more recently been working in the field of positive psychology. He has led training in resilience in a number of UK local authorities. Wellington College, where Ian Morris is head of philosophy, religion and PSHE, is among the first UK schools to introduce a formal well-being and happiness curriculum developed by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826443038
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Morris, FRSA, is Head of Philosophy and Religion and PSHE at Wellington College, Berkshire and has been a teacher for 7 years. He is a member of the Institute for Positive Psychology and a member of the WISE committee led by Lord Layard. He is also a visiting speaker on the Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of East London.

Richard Layard is author of Happiness — Lessons from a New Science.

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