SUCCESS: Increasing employability through the use of positive psychology in school environments
How can we increase young people’s employability through using methods, principles and techniques of Positive Psychology in the school context?
The third meeting and the Train the Trainers workshop of the “SUCCESS – Strategies to Utilize and Cultivate Positive Characteristics & Employability Skills in Schools” project took place in Nicosia (Cyprus) from 14th to 19th January 2019.
The project’s aim is to provide school counsellors with knowledge about and strategies of Positive Psychology so that they can use these principles in their teaching environments at both a national and a European level.
During the five-days Train the Trainer workshop, the partners presented and discussed the different modules they developed to train school counsellors. CESIE accompanied by ICEP Europe developed and presented the Resilience Module. Other modules addressed positivity, character strength and the meaning of life (at work), all following the overall objective of integrating Positive Psychology methods into teaching environments. The workshop was hosted by Neophytos Ch. Charalambous – Institute of development, one of the Cypriot partners.
During the 3rd transnational meeting, hosted by GrantXpert Consulting Limited, on January 19th the partners focused on presenting and discussing the given feedback of the Train the Trainers workshop to evaluate the presented methodologies. Furthermore, partners presented and defined the common structure and methodology for the implementation of Piloting in all the participating Countries.
After having tested and evaluated the training methodology with the school counsellors, the SUCCESS Training Package consisting of the SUCCESS Guide and the Handbook for school counsellors and high school students will be elaborated. Afterwards, the partners will develop the SUCCESS Online Platform, which will contain all the project information, the training methodology as well as the SUCCESS Training Package and will be available in all partner languages (English, Lithuanian, Greek and Italian).
About the project
SUCCESS is cofunded by the Erasmus+ Programme: Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of School Education.
Project partnership is made up of 6 organisations:
- VU – Vilnius University(Lithuania, coordiantor);
- GrantXpert Consulting Limited(Cyprus);
- Neophytos Ch. Charalambous – Institute of development (Cyprus);
- Net – ICEP Europe(Ireland);
- HAPPSY – Hellenic Association of Positive Psychology (Greece);
- CESIE (Italy).
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