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The PROSPER school pathways for student wellbeing : policy and practices

Mc Grath, Helen and Noble, Toni 2016, The PROSPER school pathways for student wellbeing : policy and practices, Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

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Title The PROSPER school pathways for student wellbeing : policy and practices
Author(s) Mc Grath, Helen
Noble, Toni
Publication date 2016
Series SpringerBriefs in well-being and quality of life research
Total pages 109
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Cham, Switzerland
Summary This brief defines student wellbeing and outlines seven evidence-informed pathways that schools can take to promote student wellbeing and develop their school as an enabling institution. The acronym PROSPER is applied as an organizer for both the psychological elements of wellbeing and for these Positive Education pathways. These pathways focus on encouraging Positivity, building Relationships, facilitating Outcomes and a sense of competence, focusing on Strengths, fostering a sense of Purpose, enhancing Engagement and teaching Resilience. Each pathway draws on both the principles of positive psychology and the educational research that identifies the impact of each pathway for student learning. The benefits of a school-wide focus on student wellbeing for student engagement in learning and their success in school and in life are outlined. Practical guidelines for the development and implementation of educational policy that has student wellbeing as its central focus are also provided.
ISBN 9783319217956
Language eng
Field of Research 170103 Educational Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
ERA Research output type A Book
Copyright notice ©2016, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30083329

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Education
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