Positive education as a tool to humanise Higher education

Authors: Devis-Rozental, C. and Farquharson, L.

Editors: Clarke, S.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan


In this chapter Devis-Rozental and Farquharson explore the main principles of positive education and its interrelated nature to humanising higher education. The chapter begins by explaining the meaning of positive education and will then provide examples of positive education around the world. Following this, the chapter will make a case for developing a positive education approach in higher education institutions to engage and support students and staff to flourish and therefore improve their wellbeing. The last part of the chapter places higher education institutions as culture leaders, which makes them ideal places to enrich working cultures and society.

Source: Manual