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Positive EducationThe Geelong Grammar School Journey$
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Jacolyn M. Norrish

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198702580

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702580.001.0001

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Positive Accomplishment

Positive Accomplishment

(p.223) 11 Positive Accomplishment
Positive Education

Jacolyn M. Norrish

Oxford University Press

Positive accomplishment is defined within the Geelong Grammar School Model for Positive Education as developing individual potential by striving for and achieving meaningful outcomes. The positive accomplishment domain aims to help students to develop skills and knowledge that enrich their academic learning and enable strong academic performance. It also emphasizes the value of accomplishments that have positive consequences for others, such as service to the community. Central to meaningful accomplishments is the cultivation of growth mindsets. Concepts such as self-efficacy, goal setting, hope theory, and grit, are proposed as teachable skills that lead to sustainable benefits for positive accomplishment in academic studies and beyond. The expert contributors to this chapter are Pninit Russo-Netzer and Dr Tal Ben-Shahar, who conclude that the foundations of worthwhile accomplishment are persistence and the willingness to persevere despite setbacks and challenges.

Keywords:   Positive Education, Positive Psychology, mindset, growth mindset, hope theory, grit, self-efficacy

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