What exactly is Positive Education? What does it mean to be “flourishing”? What is “PERMA” and why are relationships so important in schools?

The Institute of Positive Education, based in Australia, are improving global wellbeing through the delivery of transformational educational programmes built on the science of Positive Psychology. In this interview with David Bott, he describes the intersection of psychology + education and why schools, like Geelong Grammar, are putting wellbeing at the heart of education.


As the Associate Director of the world class Institute of Positive Education, David Bott has trained thousands of teachers from schools around the world in designing, implementing and sustaining whole-school approaches to wellbeing. He is also the Head of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar.


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