Prosper: A new framework for positive education

Noble,Toni and McGrath, Helen L. 2015, Prosper: A new framework for positive education, Psychology of well-being theory, research and practice, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 2-17, doi: 10.1186/s13612-015-0030-2.

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Title Prosper: A new framework for positive education
Author(s) Noble,Toni
McGrath, Helen L.
Journal name Psychology of well-being theory, research and practice
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 2
End page 17
Total pages 26
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2015-07-21
ISSN 2211-1522
Keyword(s) Positive psychology
Positive education
Social-emotional learning
Educational policy
Summary Positive psychology is the study of the conditions and processes that contribute to optimal flourishing in people, groups and organisations. This paper outlines the PROSPER framework, an organising tool for the implementation of Positive Education, a relatively new direction which represents the application of Positive Psychology research to educational contexts. The word ‘PROSPER’ communicates the purpose of the framework and is also an acronym that highlights the seven key elements that have been identified as contributing to wellbeing: Positivity, Relationships, Outcomes, Strengths, Purpose, Engagement, and Resilience. Confirmatory data on the usefulness of the PROSPER framework, obtained through surveys conducted with researchers from the Institute of Positive Psychology and Education (ACU) and fifty-four educators from four different schools, is presented and discussed. A rationale for the inclusion of the seven components is provided and the PROSPER framework is then further supported by reference to the evidence-informed school and classroom practices that contribute to student wellbeing and achievement and help to build schools as enabling institutions.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s13612-015-0030-2
Field of Research 170103 Educational Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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