Flourish

A New Understanding of Happiness, Well-being - and how to Achieve Them

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

ISBN: 9781857885699

Category: Happiness

Page: 349

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The creator of one of the most influential theories of the 20th century presents for the first time a complete, new theory of the best way to live.
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Flourish

A New Understanding of Happiness and Wellbeing: The practical guide to using positive psychology to make you happier and healthier

Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884159

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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'Admirable and exciting' -Sunday Times 'His most personal and boldest book so far' -Nature 'This book will help you flourish.' With this promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, the first book to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr Seligman has led for 15 years, is different - it's about actually raising the bar for the human condition. Flourish builds on Dr Seligman's game-changing work on optimism, motivation and character to show how to get the most out of life.
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Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-being

Author: Ruth MacConville,Tina Rae

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052611

Category: Psychology

Page: 255

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This resource provides a complete positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11-18. It contains a section on the theory of positive psychology, guidance for facilitators on delivering the programme, and a 24-session programme to build strengths and promote well-being in young people.
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Well-Being and Beyond

Broadening the Public and Policy Discourse

Author: Timo J. H‹m‹l‹inen,Juliet Michaelson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783472901

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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This book will broaden the public and policy discourse on the importance of well-being by examining psychological, social, environmental, economic, organizational, institutional and political determinants of individual well-being. The public po
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Using Positive Psychology to Enhance Student Achievement

A schools-based programme for character education

Author: Tina Rae,Ruth MacConville

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317649206

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Positive psychology, properly understood and applied, offers a tremendous opportunity for improving student and teacher experiences and the overall success of any school. The connection between education and happiness is recognised to be mutually reinforcing; education helps students to be happy and happy students gain more from education. Research has confirmed what educators have long known - that happy students typically achieve more in the classroom and exam room than unhappy students and are more energetic, persistent, creative and better able to get on with others. Using Positive Psychology to Enhance Student Achievement is unique in translating a complex literature written by academic psychologists into a highly practical resource. The activities have been designed to provide a creative and engaging way of enabling students to discover their strengths both in terms of their cognitive abilities and `virtues’, i.e. character strengths. Throughout the programme students are introduced to the key insights of positive psychology: the importance of being connected to others; character training and metacognitive strategies; positive rather than reactive thinking and habits; developing the skills essential for building optimism and resilience; recognising and combating negative thoughts; and understanding that there are certain ways of thinking that can make their lives better. Easy-to-deliver sessions with comprehensive facilitator instructions and activity resources are provided. All lessons are interactive and based on group discussions and role play to ensure that students learn more about themselves and others. Students are encouraged to practise skills and ideas that are discussed during the sessions in their everyday lives with home practice in the form of `take away’ activities being a core element of the programme. This unique resource will be of real relevance and benefit to both staff and students at upper primary and lower secondary level and will give students the tools they need to achieve their full potential.
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Early Years Policy

The impact on practice

Author: Zenna Kingdon,Jan Gourd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317950437

Category: Education

Page: 230

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How does early years policy impact on practitioners, children, settings and families? What are the implications of current policy for the future? How can early years professionals shape and craft practice in ways that genuinely focus on the needs of children and families, rather than the interests of policy makers? This exciting new text explores the changing context and increasing importance of early years policy. It takes a broad look at policy developments and shows how these have affected children, settings, parents and the early years workforce. Divided into two parts, the first examines theoretical perspectives and sets out the early years policy context, looking at issues surrounding accountability, international influences on policy and the Early Years Foundation Stage. The second half of the book directly shows how policy has influenced practice, and considers: the upskilling of the workforce and the impact of this on practitioners; the development of the learning environment including outdoor provision; sustained shared thinking and its link to high quality learning and teaching; the impact of policy on parents. Offering a fresh perspective on early years policy, this timely textbook will be essential reading for students on undergraduate and postgraduate Early Years and Childhood Studies courses and those working towards Early Years Teacher status.
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What Next After School?

All You Need to Know About Work, Travel and Study

Author: Elizabeth Holmes

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749472510

Category: Self-Help

Page: 344

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What Next After School? has established itself as a key guide for helping students to understand the many options available to them as they approach the end of their school years, including education options (academic as well as vocational training), gap years, the world of work, and practical issues such as finances, debts and insurance. This new 11th edition also includes case studies illustrating how other students have adapted to life after school, as well as detailed information on making the most of the decisions facing all school leavers.
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Creative Teaching

Learning with Style

Author: David Starbuck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441103988

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Find out how you can be more creative and encourage more creativity from your students without having to put in hours of extra preparation. This concise, practical guide will help you to gain the confidence to move out of your comfort zone and take some risks, in order to meet the needs of students with a variety of learning styles and needs. This updated edition of Creative Teaching includes practical activities and a variety of strategies to help you to plan exciting, pupil-centred lessons that are easy to integrate into your schemes of work. There is new material on: • independent learning - offering a clear framework for design, delivery and assessment of lessons• transforming the ethos of the school to a positive, creative one• the companion website - offering printable or downloadable checklists, questionnaires and templates. Along with adaptable action plans for improving both your classroom and whole-school ethos, this book creates a cohesive picture of how teachers can make learning easier and more enjoyable for themselves and their pupils.
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Applied Theatre: Development

Author: Tim Prentki

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472508289

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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At once both guide book and provocation, this is an indispensable companion for students and practitioners of applied theatre. It addresses all key aspects: principles, origins, politics and aesthetics in a concise and accessible style designed to appeal both to those who have recently discovered this sub-discipline and to experienced practitioners and academics. Part 1 is divided into two chapters. The first introduces the sub-discipline of Theatre for Development, covering its origins, principles and history, and providing an overview of theatre for development in Western contexts as well as in Africa, Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and Latin America. The second focuses upon theoretical and philosophical issues confronting the discipline and its relationship to contemporary politics, as well as considering its future role. Part 2 consists of seven chapters contributed by leading figures and current practitioners from around the world and covering a diverse range of themes, methodologies and aesthetic approaches. One chapter offers a series of case studies concerned with sexual health education and HIV prevention, drawn from practitioners working in Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Southern Africa, and China. Other chapters include studies of intercultural theatre in the Peruvian Amazon; a programme of applied theatre conducted in schools in Canterbury, New Zealand, following the 2010 earthquake; an attempt to reinvigorate a community theatre group in South Brazil; and an exchange between a Guatemalan arts collective and a Dutch youth theatre company, besides others.
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The Bioregional Economy

Land, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Molly Scott Cato

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136181733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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In a world of climate change and declining oil supplies, what is the plan for the provisioning of resources? Green economists suggest a need to replace the globalised economy, and its extended supply chains, with a more ‘local’ economy. But what does this mean in more concrete terms? How large is a local economy, how self-reliant can it be, and what resources will still need to be imported? The concept of the ‘bioregion’ — developed and popularised within the disciplines of earth sciences, biosciences and planning — may facilitate the reconceptualisation of the global economy as a system of largely self-sufficient local economies. A bioregional approach to economics assumes a different system of values to that which dominates neoclassical economics. The global economy is driven by growth, and the consumption ethic that matches this is one of expansion in range and quantity. Goods are defined as scarce, and access to them is a process based on competition. The bioregional approach challenges every aspect of that value system. It seeks a new ethic of consumption that prioritises locality, accountability and conviviality in the place of expansion and profit; it proposes a shift in the focus of the economy away from profits and towards provisioning; and it assumes a radical reorientation of work from employment towards livelihood. This book by leading green economist Molly Scott Cato sets out a visionary and yet rigorous account of what a bioregional approach to the economy would mean — and how to get there from here.
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