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Published on July 12th, 2016 | by St Peter's College

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St Peter’s College, Adelaide present at The Festival of Positive Education, Dallas TX

Over 800 educators from around the world are descending on Dallas Texas for the inaugural International The Festival of Positive Education.

Simon Murray, who is the Chairman of the Positive Education Schools Association in Australia and the Headmaster of St Peter’s College, – Adelaide will present alongside the world’s leaders in wellbeing. Dr Mathew White, Director of Wellbeing & Positive Education, will present as well.

Monday, July 18th @ 10:30-11:30am – Panel (Room 6)
Grit, Imagination and Creativity: Research implications for school leadership, students and pre-service teacher education
Symposia Panel: Mathew A. White, PhD, Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, Angela Lee Duckworth, PhD & Lea E. Waters, PhD

July 19th @ 10.30-11.30 – Keynote (Crystal Ballroom)
Using David Cooperrider’s Appreciative Inquiry Approach to building the Positive Education Schools Association
Keynote: Simon Murray (Chairman of PESA, 14th Headmaster of St Peter’s College – Adelaide)

July 20th @ 10:30-11:30 – Keynote (Crystal Ballroom)
Where is the Education in Positive Education? Positive Education and Academic Accomplishment
Keynote: Mathew A. White, PhD

Tuesday, July 19th @ 12:00-1:00pm – Provocation (Room 1)
Managing Positive Change: the topic you must know and understand for positive education to have sustained impact
Workshop: Mathew A. White, PhD & Lea E. Waters, PhD

Wednesday, July 20th @ 2:55-3:55 – Workshop (Room 1)
A Positive Education Curriculum Program for Elementary School.
Workshop: Toni Noble, PhD & Mathew A. White, PhD

Other headline speakers at the festival include:

  • Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Chair of the Steering Committee of International Positive Education Network (IPEN)
  • Sir Anthony Seldon, President of IPEN
  • Martin Seligman
  • Angela Duckworth
  • David Cooperrider
  • Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute from the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania


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