Literature is a powerful teaching tool. The characters children and young people meet in the pages of a book can have a profound influence on them and help them realise character strengths such as respect, honesty, courage, and kindness are real and interesting aspects of the world around them. The world of literature has much in common with the emerging field of positive psychology, which explores the strengths and virtues that enable people to thrive. This workshop combines elements of literature and positive psychology to explore the character strength of hope through a multimedia lens of text, video and music. Teaching strategies include the use of thinking routines and active hands-on activities, which are practical and can be adapted to any curriculum.
This workshop is created by Splendour Labs ( Science of Wellbeing. www.splendourlabs.com) and conducted in partnership with ALAP.
- Introduce the language of character strengths
- Deepen understanding of the definition and meaning of ‘hope’
- Explore the ways that hope is represented in literature
- Create practical pathways to apply learning through thinking routines and hands-on activities
The course is suitable for educators who work with children and teenagers. Parents and participants who are keen to learn how character strengths can be applied to literature teaching to encourage and promote personal motivation in learners are most welcome.
About the trainer: Audrey Tan
Audrey is Director of Learning at Splendour Labs. A former school Vice-Principal and passionate Literature teacher with over 12 years of experience in education, Audrey enjoys facilitating reading and writing classes. She is also a Positive Psychology consultant who adopts strengths-based approaches to help individuals and organisations flourish. She enjoys combining her love of Literature and Positive Psychology to develop workshops that focus on strengths, positive emotions, empathy, and resilience. An engaging speaker and workshop presenter, she has trained hundreds of teachers.
Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 10 – 30 pax
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation of workshop, two weeks before the workshop date.
All ALAP workshops serve tea-breaks and provide course handouts.
Cancellation & Substitution
The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.
Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances ( E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.
Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.
Register for “Positive Psychology in Action: Exploring Hope through Literature”