Engaging Education – Let’s Make It Happen! Exploring Science and Practice-Based Opportunities.
A pre-conference at the 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP 2018)
June 26-27, 2018 at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary
Presented by IPPA’s Positive Education Division (IPPAEd)

Around the world, concerns are growing about students’ abilities with 21st century skills, mental health problems, and lack of motivation to learn. Engagement is a common problem across all levels of education. How can we make education more engaging for students and educators, ensuring that schools are preparing young people for successful futures?

The pre-conference aims to connect the international positive education community to share innovative research and practical interventions, tools, and processes from around the world, and to bridge research and practice. Participants will learn from one another, gain tools and resources, and connect with people from around the world.

The pre-conference will include a variety of sessions, activities, and presentations, including sessions around the topics of meaningfulness/ purpose, mindfulness, character strengths, resilience, students with disabilities, teacher well-being, whole school approaches, and more. There will also be an intervention fair, which is an interactive session that will enable participants to move between stations/booths, activities, and posters, while conversing with the contributors.

Learn more about the preliminary program, confirmed speakers, and the organizing committee.

IPPA is proud to have the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) as a scientific partner for this pre-conference.

Register for the pre-conference here.

Parallel Sessions
The conference will include a set of parallel sessions organized around specific themes:

  • Meaningfulness and engagement in schools
  • Mindfulness in schools
  • Character strengths and student and teacher engagement
  • Building resilience: Lessons for engagement.

Session leaders:
Meaningfulness and engagement in schools – Pninit Russo-Netzer; pninit.russonetzer@gmail.com
Mindfulness in schools – Bryndís Jóna Jónsdóttir; bryndis.jona.jonsdottir@gmail.com
Character strengths and student and teacher engagement – Marco Weber & Claudia Harzer; m.weber@mail.de
Building resilience: Lessons for engagement – Tamie Ronen; tamie@post.tau.ac.il

Intervention Fair
We are delighted to introduce a new, engaging presentation form for interventions: the Intervention Fair. The fair will enable participants to move between stations/booths, activities, and posters while interacting with the contributors.


Do you plan to attend the pre-conference or IPEN’s World Positive Education Accelerator? Let us know in the comments below to find other members to connect with in person! IPPAed division members will attend both events and will capture content to share with our global membership.