Beijing Normal University, China
We are very pleased to announce that the International Positive Education Conference of China will be held in
It’s our honor to invite you to this meeting. You will join about 1000 scholars, teachers, school principals and staffs, mental health works, to listen from leading positive psychologists and positive education practitioners in the world, including Dr. Martin Seligman, Dr. Christopher Peterson, Dr. Felicia Huppert, Dr. John Abela, Dr. Nansook Park and Dr. Stephen Meek.
Ever since the beginning of the positive psychology movement, education has been considered one of its natural fields of application. Positive psychologists proposed the idea of “Positive Education” which argues that education should teach both traditional skills and those that contribute to happiness. This is necessary, as the latter has historically been largely ignored in most schools. As a result, the mental health of students all over the world lags far behind economic and social progress. Nearly 20% of youth have symptoms of depression, and the average age of first depression onset has creped into the teen years.
This problem is even bigger in
The Chinese Department of Education initiated new education reforms that target to reduce the school works for students and improve comprehensive ability. It had some effect, but only in a small degree. Psychological health is also gradually gaining attention in Chinese schools, but it still needs substantial development and support.
We believe this is where positive psychology can help. Positive psychology has empirically validated interventions and methods to help children flourish in all areas of life. For example, the Penn Resilience Project has been shown to significantly improve the resilience and optimism of children, as well as decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.
We feel honored and excited to host this conference to establish the dialogue between local and international positive education practitioners. We plan to develop a 3-5 year plan to test positive education programs in
Character Strengths: Nurture the character strengths and positive traits of the youth
Well-Being Education: Theories and methods of promoting well-being in the classroom
Positive Practices: Practical results and experience of positive education
Resilience and Optimism: Promote resilience and optimism of the youth
Anthony Seldon，Principal，Wellington College，United Kingdom
The Chinese Department of Education
Mental Health Education in Middle and
Division of Primary Education of the Chinese Department of Education
School of psychology,
International Positive Psychology Association, IPPA
Journal of Mental Health Education in Middle and
Global Chinese Positive Psychology Association
Jinagsu Psychology Association
Bureau of Education of
How to participate
Li Yiqian, Wang Ce: (++86)10-82563556、83724720, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wang Qi, Bai Yuping: (++86)10-84648878,email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Time: March 1st 2010 – July 15th 2010
The Organizing Committee of the International
Positive Education Conference of