Strenths in teaching (for teachers) Developing your signature strengths as a teacher and work with the students’ strengths
9-13 November 2020, Berlin, Germany
About the course
This course is aimed at teachers and head teachers who wish to develop themselves, their teaching practice and their students from a strength-based perspective. Working with strengths is an approach that has grown from positive psychology, which is the field that studies human well-being, growth and development.
During the first part of the course you will get a chance to discover your own strengths when it comes to teaching and relationship building with students, and how these strengths are linked to certain challenges. You will be working on setting goals for your future teaching practice by looking at how your signature strengths can be used to create better results, more motivation and satisfaction in the daily work, and finally how the strengths can be used to compensate for your challenges. During the second part of the course we will look at how this approach can be applied to the students; how to discover and inquire into the strengths of each student, seeing how their strengths and challenges are linked, and developing ideas of how to get these strengths into play in the classroom fostering feelings of motivation, self-efficiency and self-confidence among students. Finally, we will look at how to cultivate certain strengths proven to be useful in school performance.
The course will give you…
An insight into positive psychology and working with strengths – combined with social constructionist theory
Knowledge of own signature strengths as well as challenges connected to them
A clear plan of how to keep developing your own strength and thus your teaching practice by using your signature strengths more fully
An ability to apply the strength-based approach to individual students, to ensure their self-efficacy, performance, well-being and self-confidence
Knowledge of how to work with the approach in the classroom/with groups of students
The course fee for this four day course is 750 Euro, which can be almost fully covered by an Erasmus+ grant (plus travel and stay). Of course, our courses are open to anyone, also without Erasmus+ grants! Read more about this course here. (Document to be uploaded by the 11th November 2019)