In promoting Positive Education among Hong Kong schools, we see the professional development of practitioners a priority. Partnering with acclaimed institutes and scholars, we commit ourselves to continuously providing or supporting high quality, value-adding training opportunities that meet the needs of local educators and practitioners along their journeys to Positive Education.
1. Positive Education Seminar Series
First launched in 2014, the Positive Education Seminar Series has become an annual flagship programme on our training calendar. We are pleased to work in continuous partnership with the Institute of Positive Education (based at Geelong Grammar School) and local higher education institutes, to deliver free-of-charge seminars, theme-based workshops, sharing sessions and school visits. Participants would gain insights into basic principles and concepts of Positive Education, school-based practices, and its relation to the well-being of school community. Targeting educators from local schools and NGOs, the event has witnessed a rapidly growing interest in terms of the number of participants, and has received very favourable feedback from them. Please read the past series recaps for more details.
|1st||21-22 Nov, 2014||Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong|
|2nd||26-28 Nov, 2015||Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong|
|3rd||16-18 Nov, 2016||Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong|
|4th||20-23 Nov, 2017||Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
2. Training courses by Geelong Grammar School
Seeing the emerging needs for advanced training activities, we were proud to partner with the Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School (GGS) to first introduce the in-depth course “Discovering Positive Education” to Hong Kong in 2015. Since then this multi-day course has become an annual regular activity, in which GGS trainers would lead participants into the science of Positive Psychology and provide first-hand experience of key concepts taught in Positive Education classes at GGS. Besides, the course would discuss and explore practical strategies (e.g. building positive relationship, fostering resilience, cultivating growth mindset, etc.) to bring Positive Education alive in school context. We recommend this course to educators who are new to but interested in gaining a comprehensive overview of Positive Education.
In July 2018, we are pleased to support GGS to bring an advanced course “Discovering More Positive Education” to Hong Kong. The course will explore the applied nature of Positive Education concepts and give participants a deeper insight into the science of Positive Psychology.
|14-16 Feb, 2015||Discovering Positive Education||Heritage Lodge, Jao Tsung-I Academy|
|30 April – 2 May 2016||Discovering Positive Education||Jao Tsung-I Academy|
|29 April – 1 May 2017||Discovering Positive Education||City University of Hong Kong|
|19– 21 May 2018||Discovering Positive Education||PLK Tong Nai Kan Junior Secondary College|
|16 – 18 July 2018||Discovering More Positive Education||Jao Tsung-I Academy|