xiv, 204 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: The place of happiness and well-being in education -- Chapter 2: Learning to train elephant riders: teaching techniques for happiness and well-being -- Chapter 3: Virtue, character and well-being -- Chapter 4: The human body -- Chapter 5: Learning the ways of the mind -- Chapter 6: Developing strong relationships -- Chapter 7: Getting stuck in: engagement and flow -- Chapter 8: Learning about consuming -- Chapter 9: Meaning and spirituality.Formerly CIP.Includes bibliographical references and index.Previous edition: London: Network Continuum, 2009.Summary: This updated edition is a theoretical and practical guide to implementing a well-being programme in your school. The book covers three areas: well-being as a philosophy of education, the teaching approach to well-being and the content that might form a well-being programme in a school. It is also a manifesto for a meaningful aim to education. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. It is written by Ian Morris who worked under Anthony Seldon at Wellington College which is well-known for its well-being and happiness curriculum. -- Provided by publisher.