Using positive education to enliven the teaching of reading

Jacobs, George M., and Renandya, Willy A. (2017) Using positive education to enliven the teaching of reading. RELC Journal, 47 (2). pp. 256-263.

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Positive education is a relatively new, student centred approach which takes an optimistic view of learning, seeks to build on students' individual and collective strengths and encourages students to take responsibility for collaboratively interacting with peers for the benefit of themselves and others. This presentation begins by explaining some of the roots, research, principles and applications of positive education. Seven positive education principles are connections with others, responsibility, gratitude, positivity, strengths, kindness and meaning. Next, the presentation considers how positive education can inform two approaches to the teaching of reading: dialogic reading and extensive reading. Dialogic reading involves students interacting with teachers and peers about what they read. This interaction can include topics related to emotions and values. Extensive reading involves students in reading large quantities of text at and around students’ current reading levels. Sometime, students may do activities to share with others about what they read. This presentation provides ideas and examples of how the dialogic reading and extensive reading might benefit from insights from positive education.

Item ID: 50244
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1745-526X
Keywords: positive education, student centred learning, dialogic reading, extensive reading, positive psychology
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 02:12
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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