There is an urgent need today to decrease stress and burnout in educators, parents, students and families. Stress and burnout are linked with such negative outcomes as deficits in learning, risks of child neglect, child abuse, and poor mental health. Moreover, in a world where feelings and experiences of loneliness, isolation and exclusion are becoming more prominent, it is essential that the fundamental principles and practices of positive education to increase well-being are integrated into all educational practices. Positive education brings together many avenues to contribute to the development of positive psychology interventions within educational settings designed to increase inclusion, flourishing, well-being, mindfulness, gratitude, and mental and social health. More recently, the field of positive parenting, as defined by the European Council, has emerged. Positive parenting appears to be a promising perspective for parenting support and child well-being given its focus on positive psychology interventions that have been shown to increase positive emotions, creative problem solving, and resilience and flourishing.
The purpose of this special issue/research topic is to identify current innovative approaches, tools, interventions, methodologies, models and guidelines in positive education. In particular, we invite manuscripts that report on relevant subjects, such as:
(a) Diversity, equity, and inclusion at school/university
(b) Social and emotional learning through positive psychology intervention
(c) Strengths-based education for children with special needs
(d) Positive parenting
(e) Mindfulness-based programs in academic settings
(f) Positive intervention involving technology
(g) Class climate, school culture
(h) Teacher-student relationship quality
(i) School-family relationships
(j) Resilience and flourishing
(k) Well-being in education
To be considered for this special issue in Frontiers, we invite potential authors to submit a 300 Word Abstract of their proposed contributions via the Frontiers System before or on the 30th of May 2021. The final manuscripts will be due on the 30th of August 2021 and will be subjected to the normal blind collaborative review process of Frontiers.
|Tijdschrift||Frontiers in Psychology|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 1 mrt 2021|