Australian Positive Education Conference 2016 Starts Today
Positive education and mental toughness has emerged as a highly significant factor in the development of young people. The key challenges they face and what they can do about them, particularly when approaching exams or tests.
The Australian Positive Education conference has been taking place the past few weeks in Brisbane and Melbourne. It’s now Sydney’s turn on Thursday 9th June and Friday June 10th.
The conference is the leading positive education and youth wellbeing conference for all primary and secondary school teachers and covers the key issues of mental health, well-being and classroom engagement.
AQR, our UK partners, have developed psychometric assessments and development programmes that are of considerable value in the world of education. MTQ48, the mental toughness test, is increasingly being used as a measure of mindset and change in mindset. This can be an outcome as well as an enabler in terms of improving performance, wellbeing and positive behavior.
MTQ48 together with AQR’s development programmes have great applications in the development of staff and students.
For staff this encompasses:
- Leadership Team Development – personal development of the leadership team and understanding how to introduce and lead a programme in their specific education setting.
- Staff Development – personal development in terms of their mental toughness as well as ensuring they understand and support what is being implemented.
- Development Of Counsellors, Teachers, Tutors, Mentors and Coaches – who will direct interventions in their work. Enabling them to understand how interventions can be built into the timetable or programme of study.
Widespread research and case studies have emerged which shows that mental toughness is strongly correlated with:
- Retention/Drop-out rates
By combining use of the measure with a programme of targeted interventions based on their mental toughness results students can be:
- Better prepared for what life ‘throws at them’ and be able to bounce back from set backs
- Be more resilient, more organised and able to plan their life better
- Adopt positive thinking and cope better with difficulties and challenges
AQR has developed a range of programmes which help attend to development needs which emerge from the use of the models and measures in an education setting. These programmes can be delivered directly in Australia by the Mental Toughness Partners team or through a Train the Trainer format with toolkits which include a full range of supporting resources and materials.
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