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Practising Positive Education: A Guide to Improve Wellbeing Literacy in Schools



$80.00 (AUD) 
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About the Book

The Positive Psychology Institute and Knox Grammar School are proud to announce the launch of their foundational book on Positive Education. More than 300 pages of research, models, resources, evidence-based activities and stories from the front lines of education bring the theory and practice of Positive Education to life. Featuring contributions from international experts in the field, this practical and accessible book is for educators, leaders, parents, policy makers, community groups, schools and universities. Within its pages, summaries of international research findings are accompanied by powerful ideas and practical exercises to help you introduce Positive Education in your educational setting, home or workplace. Practising Positive Education: A Guide to Improve Wellbeing Literacy in Schools is the first in a series of hard and soft copy manuals, workbooks and texts spanning all aspects of Positive Education.

What People are Saying

“Whether you are a parent, teacher, administrator, or merely interested in cultivating the young minds of the future, this book is for you.”
Sir Anthony Seldon & Lord James O’Shaughnessy
International Positive Education Network (IPEN)

“I just wanted to share with you how fantastically helpful your book is. I am really enjoying it and can see how helpful it is going to be to us on our journey. Thank you for writing it!”
Stephanie Howdle-Lang
Vice Principal Primary – Wellbeing
Renaissance College, Hong Kong

“I sat here on the plane and read your book and was blown away by how amazingly thorough and useful it is. Seriously good job, it's going to be such an asset for my clients.”
Dr Lucy Hone
AUT Potential Centre
Co-founder of the 100 Percent Project
IPEN Global Representative

"This book is beautifully compiled, edited and designed and walks a perfect line between drawing people into evidence-based thinking and day-to-day practicality. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute.”
Tanya James
Positive Change and Development Pty Ltd 

“The new book has arrived and it looks excellent. I have no doubt it will be well received with teachers and educators. It’s very accessible, timely and well presented – well done.”
Associate Professor Lindsay Oades
Centre for Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

“I have just finished your book and it has been extremely helpful! The early chapters helped me to define what exactly it is I want to do and I began to design a model and think about how I want to go about implementing it. Your Time In Exercises were thought provoking and truly helped me determine where I am going in my career! I can’t thank you enough for helping me see what it is I want to do and believe I am meant to do. It was almost like having a coach who asked me the right questions to set my course in motion. All of the resources you provided were also very helpful. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to implement wellbeing in schools and not sure exactly how to do it.”
Michelle Robinson
Registered Psychologist, California 

“This is the best resource I have seen for anyone interested in Positive Psychology and wellbeing.”
Anne Lucas, Forensic Psychologist

About the Author

Paula Robinson, Ph.D
Consulting Psychologist,  
Author & Speaker  
Specialising in Positive Psychology,
Wellbeing & Mental Fitness for Individuals,   
 School & the Community


Following 12 years working in the private sector at senior management level, Dr Paula Robinson became a registered, consulting Psychologist and Managing Director of the Positive Psychology Institute specialising in the sub-fields of Wellbeing and Positive Psychology theory, research and practice. Over the past 10 years, Paula has completed numerous research studies, conference papers, book chapters, articles, invited presentations and strategic positive change programs for government, private organisations, schools and the wider community. Paula’s cutting-edge Ph.D research has defined the concept and measurement of mental fitness, which she now applies effectively in her private practice, schools, organisations, aged care and in the design and delivery of Wellbeing and Positive Psychology programs.  Paula has worked with over 100 schools, training and implementing both large and smaller scale Positive Education programs for leaders, teachers, students and parents. Paula is currently an invited lecturer for the University of Wollongong, Sydney Business School, Laureate University (Australia) and Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education and has completed expert advisory panel and media roles including the NSW Department of Education, Deakin University, Wellbeing Australia and Prevention Magazine.