The WPEA Festival is the first of its kind - integrating the second Positive Education Festival of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) with the methodology of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry.
Martin Seligman is the father of Positive Psychology and professor of UPenn and David Cooperrider is the creator of Appreciative Inquiry. They are interviewed by Alejandro Adler and Larissa Loures in Dallas-US and by Professor Claudio Hutz in Porto Alegre – Brazil. In this exclusive simultaneous transmission of a brazilian and an american conference. They talk about the synergy between Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Psychology and the importance of the implementation of Positive Education in Brazil.
Positive Psychology is the largest course in Yale University's 300-year history with more than 1,000 enrolled students. Laurie Santos, the organizer and teacher of the course, reinforces the importance of bringing content to educational institutions that can help students promote well-being and happiness in their lives.
Positive Education is already in Brazil. In this episode of INSIDE Conferences, we interviewed Celso Lopes, a psychiatrist and teacher who brought together a highly qualified team and created the "Seeds Program". A structured program to bring social-emotional learning to Brazilian schools helping young people to develop skills such as self-knowledge, self-control, empathy and perseverance.
Studies has shown that teaching well-being in schools and universities reduces rates of depression and suicide in youth. How can Positive Education be brought to classrooms without altering the existing school curriculum? Through specialized work, which includes a practical book for educators, Dr. Michele Robison has shown that it is possible to integrate well-being science into traditional disciplines such as mathematics and physical education.
In this episode, we talked to Heather Pineda, who oversees eleven British schools in four different countries in Asia. Living a rich cultural exchange, assimilating the customs of each country, Heather seeks to understand what is important for each culture and how to introduce Positive Education into the day-to-day life of schools.