Harnessing the Power of Positive Emotions in the Classroom

Details

Positive emotion is a key pillar of positive psychology and research shows the many benefits of the frequent daily experience of such emotions. Enhancing children’s levels of positive emotions in the classroom can bring enormous benefits across a whole array of outcomes. These include increased creativity and openness to learning, as well as better working memory and even increased resilience. Positive emotions such as pride, interest, gratitude, joy, inspiration, serenity, awe and amusement can easily be generated and enhanced in the classroom through many different activities and strategies. This workshop will explore research into the benefits of positive emotions in the classroom whilst also providing practical ideas for harnessing their power. Participants will also explore ways to enhance their own levels of positive emotions!


Objectives and Outcomes

  • Explore research into the benefits of positive emotions
  • Provide ideas for boosting levels of positive emotions in the classroom
  • Explore ways to enhance personal levels of positive emotions

Additional Information

SKU CONF2020KAE
Session Session 2 - 11:00am - 12:45pm
Day Day 4
Topic Well-Being/Self Care

Positive emotion is a key pillar of positive psychology and research shows the many benefits of the frequent daily experience of such emotions. Enhancing children’s levels of positive emotions in the classroom can bring enormous benefits across a whole array of outcomes. These include increased creativity and openness to learning, as well as better working memory and even increased resilience. Positive emotions such as pride, interest, gratitude, joy, inspiration, serenity, awe and amusement can easily be generated and enhanced in the classroom through many different activities and strategies. This workshop will explore research into the benefits of positive emotions in the classroom whilst also providing practical ideas for harnessing their power. Participants will also explore ways to enhance their own levels of positive emotions!


Objectives and Outcomes

  • Explore research into the benefits of positive emotions
  • Provide ideas for boosting levels of positive emotions in the classroom
  • Explore ways to enhance personal levels of positive emotions