What is Positive Education?

 Positive Education is an approach that applies positive psychology to help individuals to flourish in the education setting. Positive psychology is a field of social sciences supported by an empirical base, in studying the relationship between character strengths, positive emotions and happiness. In contrast to the conventional approach of psychology of focusing on the impact of psychopathology on personal development, positive psychology emphasizes holistic development. It aims to help individuals in discovering, nurturing, and utilizing their character strengths and potentials, and in facilitating personal development on positive elements such as optimism, joyfulness, and love; and in turn, people can better encounter their stress and challenges in daily life, and ultimately to have a flourishing life (Tang, Yao & Qin, 2010).

Tang G.J., Yao Y. S., & Qiu M. Y. (2010). Xi Le Gong Cheng. Hong Kong: Breakthrough.