Teaching Happiness: Positive Psychology for Behaviour & Learning

Provider: ICEP Europe
£89.00 (no VAT on this item)
Accreditation opportunities: Certificate

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Description This course is designed for teachers, youth workers and those working with learners in many different contexts and it explores the latest research and factors which influence a positive and happy classroom climate and influence behaviour, learning and emotional well-being. It will equip you with in-depth understanding and knowledge of the key concepts of positive psychology. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the implications of positive psychology and the effects of happiness and optimism on learning, behaviour, wellbeing and its relevance to the field of education. As a result, this course helps build your existing capacity to manage your classroom effectively thus creating an environment that maximizes learning for all students. The course provides a review of existing tried and tested techniques for introducing positive psychology into the classroom. It details how to use practices such as mindfulness to improve concentration and reduce stress and disruptive behaviour. Topics include; identifying and understanding signature strengths, encouraging flow and mindfulness, how to build capacity for concentration and persistence, intrinsic motivation for learning and behaviour, build social and emotional literacy, promote learned optimism, encourage self competence and efficacy, the application of positive psychology to prevent stress and burnout, and lessons and habits of highly effective teachers. The central themes of positive psychology including hope, creativity and wisdom are explored in terms of their practical application to teaching and to improving well-being and resilience.
Duration 20 hours

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Health and care, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Personal Development, Work-life Balance, Behaviour for Learning, Subject Knowledge, Online, Webinar, Discussion forums, Video, Video chat, Governor, Child Protection Officer, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Learn how to apply the science and wisdom of positive psychology to improve psychological wellbeing, increase creativity, enhance learning and contribute to an upward and outward spiral of positive emotion and happiness, in your own life and those of your students and others.

Grounded in evidence-based research and proven techniques from positive psychology, this course teaches you new skills for promoting positive student behaviour and learning. It introduces research on the core areas of positive psychology, such as happiness, learned optimism, motivation, signature strengths, flow and mindfulness and explores evidence-based practices which promote student well-being, and improve behaviour and learning in the classroom and beyond.

It examines how the practical application of positive psychology can be introduced to students of all ages and how key practices such as mindfulness will improve focus and concentration and result in calmer and happier students. You will learn how to implement specific strategies for teaching happiness skills, and building resilience and intrinsic motivation. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on your own attitudes, strengths, skills and practice. We explore the themes of happiness, hope, creativity and wisdom and look at how we can integrate approaches and techniques from positive psychology into practice and our daily lives for improved well-being and emotional resilience. A fascinating course, with a wealth of resources and practical strategies, this course will refresh your creativity and renew your optimism.

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How users/participants can evaluate success

This course is designed for teachers, youth workers and those working with learners in many different contexts. It may also be of interest to social care workers, psychologists and those involved in therapeutic or educational work who want to learn more about the practical applications of positive psychology.

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Assessment & Award:

Each student is required to complete the following items

  • Interactive Learning Assignment per module
  • Reflective Assignment
  • Completion of CPD record

On successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Professional Development. A CPD Record that includes reflective assignments and course work contributions can be printed off for addition to a CPD portfolio.


Key Course Information

  • The course comprises 5 interactive learning modules, each taking approximately four hours online study time to complete, or 20 hours in total
  • Learning is self-paced, allowing you to design your own study schedule around existing commitments, and giving you total freedom and flexibility
  • On completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Continuing Professional Development and a Learning Log of your course work which can be included in your CPD portfolio
  • Completion of a Reflective Assignment gives you the opportunity to analyse the key learning points from the course and how they can be applied in your classroom over the year ahead
  • Participants are encouraged to interact with each other via the online discussion forum, allowing learners to enter active discussions with their colleagues and receive feedback from the expert course tutors.


Associated Files File_icon Happiness Course Descriptor UK Spring 2013 low res.pdf

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