6-7 April 2018
 

Friday 6 April | 11:00am
POSITIVE EDUCATION AT THE CROSSROAD. IMPORTANT SIGNPOSTS FOR GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Saturday 7 April | 9:30am
TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO "BOUNCE BACK!" A CURRICULUM FOR WELLBEING AND RESILIENCE 


 

Professor Toni Noble

Professor Toni Noble is the co-author of the multiple award-winning Bounce Back wellbeing and resilience program: a world first Positive Education programme published in 2003 and now in its 3rd edition. Bounce Back was the most popular whole school program chosen by 64% of schools in the KidsMatter pilot program – an Australian Government mental health initiative. This keynote draws on her experience in over two decades working as a teacher educator, psychologist, researcher, author and educational consultant in the field of positive education and educational psychology. She is Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University. Toni was the principal investigator on the Australian Government's Scoping Study on Student Wellbeing and co-developer of the National Safe Schools Framework and resourcing the Safe Schools Framework, now the Student Wellbeing Hub.




Friday 6 April | 11:00am

POSITIVE EDUCATION AT THE CROSSROAD. IMPORTANT SIGNPOSTS FOR GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

What have we learned over the last two decades about the school, school system and program factors that contribute to the promotion of resilience in our schools? Where do you start? How can resilience skills be readily taught and embedded in class and school practices? What steps ensure whole school buy-in? How can resilience initiatives be successfully sustained in schools over years?

 

Saturday 7 April | 9:30am

TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO "BOUNCE BACK!" A CURRICULUM FOR WELLBEING AND RESILIENCE

This workshop provides some practical examples of the evidence-informed primary school Bounce Back programme in action. Ten curriculum units use children's literature, thinking tools and cooperative learning strategies plus a variety of cross-curricular classroom activities to help students develop:

  • prosocial values, self awareness, social awareness and social skills for making and keeping friends
  • skills for boosting positive emotions and regulating strong emotions
  • strengths, skills and attitudes for being successful.

The ten curriculum units are Core Values, Social Values, People Bouncing Back, Courage, Looking on the Bright Side, Emotions, Relationships, Humour, Being Safe and Success.


 

 

 


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