Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education)

The Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education) provides a foundation in positive psychology in education to promote optimal learning environments.

The Centre for Positive Psychology / Melbourne Graduate School of Education, part of The University of Melbourne successfully delivered this course to 34 teachers from 18 Upper Hunter schools.  Senior Lecturer, Dr Peggy Kern, travelled to Muswellbrook to deliver the course.

Part of the study required participating teachers to create a plan for the implementation of positive education in their own school communities.

Funding for the Certificate was met by Where there’s a Will in partnership with Glencore and Coal & Allied (now Yancoal).  Many Upper Hunter teachers, who may not have been able to contemplate such a course, are now thriving from this opportunity to learn more about helping students to feel good and function well.