Posts Tagged ‘psicologia positiva’
The New York Times Magazine is publishing a special issue on education this sunday, including an incredible story by Paul Tough exploring how two venerable New York City schools, KIPP and Riverdale Country School, are forging a new frontier in character education. As the article shows, KIPP, which has several charter schools in Harlem and the South Bronx, and Riverdale, one of the city’s elite private schools, embraced similar curricula with very different outcomes.
In “Can You Teach Character?”
Positive education is defined as education for both traditional skills and for happiness. The high prevalence worldwide of depression among young people, the small rise in life satisfaction, and the synergy between learning and positive emotion all argue that the skills for happiness should be taught in school. There is substantial evidence from well controlled studies that skills that increase resilience, positive emotion, engagement and meaning can be taught to school children.