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 OTB/INTO 2017 Online Course - Using Positive Psychology to Support Well-Being in SchoolOnline Book now Button

OTB are once again collaborating with the INTO to bring teachers this 20-hour, DES approved, multimedia-rich online summer course for 2017.

This course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children’s and teacher well-being. Linked to SPHE curriculum.

 This course aims to:

  • Provide an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and explore the evidence available to support the benefits of positive psychology strategies
  • Explore the benefits of enhancing well-being and, in particular, the link between well-being, learning and successful school outcomes
  • Provide a range of evidence-based strategies that can enhance the well-being of children and their learning in the classroom
  • Understand how each well-being intervention is grounded in the SPHE curriculum and can be supported by the SSE process
  • Consider strategies that, if applied, enhance teacher well-being

Teachers will get the opportunity to experience practical Positive Psychology strategies on a personal level.

For full details of the course please scroll down to Course Content and Learning Objectives sections below.

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Approved for EPV Days

Under DES rule 58 of the Rules for National Schools, teachers are entitled to Extra Personal Vacation (EPV) after completing this summer course.

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Using Positive Psychology to Support Well-Being in School

COURSE CONTENT & EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR MODULES 1 - 5:

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MODULE 1 - Introduction to Well-Being in the Primary School 

This module introduces the concept of positive psychology in the context of the Well-Being in the Primary School: Guidelines for the Promotion of Mental Health (DES 2015). It explores how Positive Psychology can enhance and support positive pupil and teacher well-being.

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Explore DES Guidelines -Well-Being in the Primary School (2015)
  • Explore the concept of Positive Psychology- the science of well-being including examples of Positive Psychology as applied to education (Positive Education)
  • Explore the key attributes of successful Positive Education programmes
  • Explore how Positive Psychology can enhance teacher well-being
  • Explore contributing factors to teacher well-being and links between teacher and pupil well-being
  • Examine the link between well-being and successful school outcomes. Introduction to Well-Being in the Primary School

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MODULE 2: Character Strengths, Positive Emotion and Flow

This module focuses on the concepts of Character Strengths, Positive Emotions and Flow. It explores how Character Strengths Positive Emotions and Flow can be incorporated into the classroom and how they enhance and support well-being.

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Explore and reflect on research showing the link between Character Strengths and well-being
  • Identify and reflect on own Character Strengths using VIA website
  • Explore and reflect on research showing the importance of Positive Emotions and Flow to well-being
  • Examine how Character Strengths, Positive Emotion and Flow can be linked to the SPHE curriculum
  • Explore and reflect on how Character Strengths, Positive Emotion and Flow can be integrated across the curriculum
  • Explore and reflect on application of Character Strengths, Positive Emotions and Flow to enhance personal well-being

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MODULE 3: Resilience and Mindfulness

This module will explore the concept of resilience. It will also explore emotion -focused coping strategies and Mindfulness to support resilience and well-being in the classroom.

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Explore and reflect on research showing importance of resilience to well-being
  • Explore and reflect on practical strategies for teaching resilience skills in the classroom
  • Explore and reflect on research showing how mindfulness is linked to resilience and well-being
  • Explore and reflect on practical strategies for teaching mindfulness in the classroom
  • Explore and reflect on how Resilience and Mindfulness can be integrated across the curriculum
  • Explore and reflect on application of Resilience and Mindfulness to enhance personal well-being

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MODULE 4: Positive Relationships and Self-Efficacy

This module will explore the relationship between Positive Relationships and Self-Efficacy. It will include practical strategies for to develop positive relationships in the classroom and their impact on teaching and learning.

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Explore and reflect on research showing the importance of Positive Relationships to well-being
  • Explore and reflect on research showing importance of self-efficacy beliefs to well-being and practical strategies for developing self-efficacy beliefs in the classroom
  • Examine how Positive Relationships and Self-Efficacy can be linked to the SPHE curriculum
  • Explore and reflect on how positive relationships and self-efficacy can be integrated across the curriculum
  • Explore and reflect on application of Positive Relationships and Self-Efficacy to enhance personal well-being
  • Explore practical strategies for enhancing positive relationships in the classroom and resolving conflicts quickly
  • Explore the different between fixed and growth mindsets and how growth mindsets can be cultivated in the classroom
  • Explore the role of self esteem on well-being and how to appropriately enhance self esteem.

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MODULE 5: A Whole School Approach to Well-Being and SSE

This module focuses on how a Whole School Approach to Well-Being supported by the SSE process can fostering a sense of well-being, belonging and connectedness and build a culture of positive relationships and  positive learning

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Explore and reflect on research showing importance of a whole school approach to well-being
  • Explore and reflect on contributing factors to a successful whole school approach
  • Explore and reflect on practical strategies to implement at whole school level
  • Review the role of parents in a successful well-being programme and the different options available to enhance their level of involvement
  • Explore how to ensure the student voice is heard; how to foster an ethos of respect, acceptance and appreciation and feelings of competence and confidence in pupils
  • Review key strategies presented in the course with an emphasis on teaching, learning, curriculum and assessment

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