A case study of ‘The Good School’: Examples of the use of Peterson’s strengths-based approach with students

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A case study of ‘The Good School’: Examples of the use of Peterson’s strengths-based approach with students
The Journal of Positive Psychology

This applied case study centers on two aspects of Peterson’s research as introduced into a large K-12 school in Australia: (i) creating enabling institutions and (ii) applications of character strengths. The paper describes five character strengths initiatives. Four of the strengths initiatives have been integrated into existing school experiences such as English curriculum, school sport, student leadership, and counseling. The fifth initiative involved a brand new program which introduced a Positive Education Curriculum for yearsK-10. We describe these five initiatives and then explain how students at the school may experience these in a more holistic and integrated way. We hope that this article will act as a fitting tribute to the legacy of Christopher Peterson.

Citation: 
The Journal of Positive Psychology , 2015 Vol. 10, No. 1, 69 – 76

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