Positive education is an educational approach aiming to develop student well-being and promote happiness. According to evidence, this method can lower anxiety, enhance self-esteem and help young people cope with the stress and thus achieving more .
As the article on euronews mentions, this approach has been adopted by many schools, whereas “in Australia, Geelong Grammar School has been incorporating such methods into its curriculum since 2008”.
Moreover, an increasing number of schools all over the world seem to adopt this idea and the positive psychology methods gain ground in Europe, too. In Germany, Lerchenfeld Secondary School in Hamburg is one of about 100 schools in the country that makes a great progress in this field.
The goal is to help students develop confidence and competence to cope with stress and anxiety at school.
Moreover, the article refers to the tiny “Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan” which measures prosperity based on its citizens’ happiness. In this country, school uses meditation and other teaching methods in order to “produce healthy, intellectual students, who grow up to be happy and productive citizens”.