Yesterday I sketched the 3 main topics highlighted in the Appreciative Education conference in early January. Today I want to talk the ways appreciative education relates to positive psychology, appreciative mindsets, and ways appreciative education can contribute to my own goals around creating positive universities and university experiences.
The Appreciative Education (AE) Conference took place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in early January 2015. According to conference organizer, Jennifer Bloom, AE aims to improve education in K-12 through higher education by providing “an intentional and positive approach to bettering educational enterprises by focusing on the strengths and potential of individuals and organizations to accomplish co-created goals.”
Dr. Susanna Wu-Pong, PhD, MAPP ’14 is Associate Professor and Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has been a faculty member at VCU School…