The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.
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Thursday, March 7 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
An Introduction to Positive Education (FREE EVENT - REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

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This workshop is for any school leaders or educators interested in placing wellbeing at the heart of education.Positive Education acknowledges that for a school to be at its best, the wellbeing of students and the community must be optimised. To help nurture a flourishing community, Positive Education draws on a broad range of human and life sciences including positive, cognitive, social, behavioural, and educational psychologies as well as neuroscience and behavioural economics.

Drawing upon existing frameworks and from successes observed in the fields of Social Emotional Learning, mental health prevention, and health promotion, adapted to meet the goals of Positive Education, the Geelong Grammar School Model for Positive Education proposes four interconnecting, cyclical processes; Learn it, Live it, Teach it, Embed it  to help place wellbeing at the heart of a schoolIt is critical to recognise that each process should be considered relative to each organisation’s unique context and culture.

This comprehensive one-day workshop gives an overview of the principles of Positive Education and how it can help school communities to flourish. Drawing on Geelong Grammar School’s experience of implementing a whole-school approach, and that of hundreds of other schools that the Institute of Positive Education has trained worldwide, this course explores the benefits of Positive Education, the underlying research that guides teaching practice and the GGS Model for Positive Education. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience a range of wellbeing activities and interventions drawn from Geelong Grammar’s School’s world-leading Positive Education programme and reflect on how the concepts could be taught and embedded in their own school context.

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Justin Robinson

Director of the Institute of Positive Education (IPE), Geelong Grammar School
I am passionate about nurturing student and staff wellbeing and enabling schools to become flourishing communities. For the past ten years, our team at Geelong Grammar School have been implementing and sustaining Positive Education. For the past years, our Institute has been supporting... Read More →

Thursday March 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm GMT+07