Education and Arts

Annual Sir Harold Wyndham Memorial Lecture

To See the Way: Toward a Positive Psychology of Indigenous Thriving

Thursday, 23rd June 2016
6.00pm - 7.30pm

Level 22, Tenison Woods House
8-20 Napier St
North Sydney

Australian Catholic University together with IER Education Research invites you to a lecture by:

Professor Rhonda Craven

Director, Institute of Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE)

Abstract of topic:

There is an exciting new Indigenous world where Indigenous children, youth, and communities are not just succeeding but triumphing. However, little is known about how to identify, measure, and emulate these successes more broadly. This address introduces the new positive psychology of Indigenous thriving and the reciprocal research partnershipmodel of Indigenous thriving utilising a research framework founded upon positive psychology principles and holistic Indigenous Australian worldviews. This model prioritises the voices and agency of Indigenous people, proposes that research be conducted in partnership as opposed to research being imposed on Indigenous communities, and focuses on Indigenous Australian strengths as opposed to deficit approaches.

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Completing "To see the Way: Toward a Positive Psychology of Indigenous Thriving" will contribute 1 hour and 30 minutes of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.4.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.