Positive education: Learning and teaching for wellbeing and academic mastery

@article{White2018PositiveEL,
  title={Positive education: Learning and teaching for wellbeing and academic mastery},
  author={Mathew A. White and Margaret L. Kern},
  journal={International Journal of Wellbeing},
  year={2018}
}
Over the past decade, positive education has emerged as a rapidly growing arm of positive psychology that has attracted both interest and critique. Through a case study, we show that positive education can positively impact students, teachers, and others within the educational community, but success is not immediate nor imminent. We suggest that successful positive education programs blend evidence-based learning from the science of positive psychology, best practices in learning and teaching… 

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