The Importance Of Positive Education

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“Positive education is defined as education for both traditional skills and for happiness” (Seligman et al. 2009).
In the school 's interaction with parents, often it is heard that parents want their children to be achievers, confident, happy, successful and holistically developed. The focus is on helping students to become global citizens and leaders in their respective communities. However, to do so, it is believed that the right emotional and social skills are required.

Throughout the course of the academic year, classroom observations have pointed out that student’s who, were aware of the consequences of their behavior, knew their strengths and trusted the teacher were more persistent in their academics. They were better engaged in activities and less distracted while working on a task at hand. Thus, achievement and positive well-being are interdependent.
More well-being is synergistic with better learning. Increases in well- being are likely to produce increases in learning, the traditional goal of education. Positive mood produces broader attention (Fredrickson, 1998; Bolte et al., 2003; Fredrickson & Branigan, 2005; Rowe et al., 2007), more creative thinking (Isen et al., 1987; Estrada et al., 1994), and more holistic thinking (Isen et al., 1991; Kuhl, 1983, 2000), in contrast to negative mood which produces narrower attention (Bolte et al., 2003), more critical thinking, and more analytic thinking (Kuhl, 1983, 2000). Both ways of thinking are important, but

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