Original article | Journal of Innovative Research in Teacher Education 2022, Vol. 3(1) 50-57
Ahmed Gamal Ahmed Gawas
pp. 50 - 57 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/jirte.2022.436.4 | Manu. Number: MANU-2203-04-0003.R1
Published online: April 19, 2022 | Number of Views: 79 | Number of Download: 259
Positive psychology emerged at the end of the twentieth century as a new trend in psychology. This new trend focuses on the positive traits and strengths of a person. It also argues that psychology aims not only to treat mental illnesses or problems but also to promote positive values, behaviours, and concepts. This paper focuses on the interventions and applications of positive psychology in the field of education. The most prominent forms and types of positive psychology interventions in education were reviewed through four types. They are (1) teaching positive psychology, (2) training students for positive skills, (3) enhancing positive skills for teachers, and (4) interventions to improve the school environment. For each type of intervention of positive psychology in education, there was one application addressed in this review. Finally, it was recommended to adopt educational strategies that concentrate on positive concepts and promote positive educational behaviours in the school environment.
Keywords: Positive psychology, positive education, positive interventions, positive application.
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