Prof. James Arthur and Prof. Kristján Kristjánsson attended the inaugural Positive Education Summit at 10 Downing Street and Wellington College, Berkshire on 2-5 October 2013. The Jubilee Centre for Character and Values sponsored the event, with thirty of the world’s leaders in education, academia and psychology lending their expertise and opinions to the discussion.
The roundtable was organised and chaired by Mr. James O’Shaughnessy, Founder and Director of Floreat Education and Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values. The Summit programme was organised by Prof. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The Summit’s goal was to investigate how the PERMA theory can be used to underpin an entire approach to education that encompasses everything about the way a school operates—from the curriculum to the pedagogy, from the school’s ethos to the way it trains its teachers, with the aim to provide a framework that can be applied to any national or local context, thereby enabling any government or school operating body to reform their teaching and learning accordingly and to create ways of disseminating Positive Education globally.
More information about the Summit can be found here.