Reading works best when it is used as a tool for engaging children in thinking and dialoguing about a topic. A great topic for children to think and dialogue about is happiness. This session is inspired by the emerging field of Positive Psychology, which is gaining much support from teachers and other educators under the name of Positive Education. Positive Education is an approach to education that draws on Positive Psychology’s emphasis on individual strengths and personal motivation to promote learning. This session begins by introducing Positive Education and engaging participants in activities to boost their own positive outlook. The main part of the session allows participants to explore how to combine Positive Education with reading activities. This workshop is suitable for teachers and those reading to pre-school and primary school children.
1. Understand Positive Education and how to apply it in your own life
2. Consider how Positive Education fits with reading instruction
3. Experience several techniques for integrating Positive Education in reading instruction
4. Have time to plan your own activities
About the trainer: Dr George Jacobs
Dr George Jacobs has taught collaborative learning to a wide variety of teachers in Singapore, from teachers of lower primary students to teachers of adults. Furthermore, he has written many articles and books on collaborative learning, reading and related topics. George serves on the boards of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education and the Extensive Reading Foundation. Currently, he teaches at James Cook University, as well as helping the Book Council.
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Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 25 pax
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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.
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