The International Positive Psychology Association is in the process of developing a new professional division focused on the topic of positive education. IPPAEd is a member-initiated special interest group that bridges research and practice, convenes diverse cultural and multidisciplinary perspectives, and provides a platform for members to connect and collaborate on efforts that advance our mission.
The Division will bridge research and practice related to the application of positive psychology in formal and informal educational settings, and facilitate collaboration with members from around the world. The Division will support activities related to curriculum, pedagogy, administration, support services, and education systems, with the goal of supporting the well-being, character, and resilience of students, staff and educational communities.
IPPA Education Division Office Bearers 2019-2021
|Office||Name||Terms of Office End as Noted|
|Education Division President (Ex Officio Advisor to the Board of Directors)||Associate Professor Mathew White School of Education The University of Adelaide||2021|
|Immediate Education Division Past-President||Associate Professor Peggy Kern Melbourne Graduate School of Education The University of Melbourne||2021|
|Communications Lead||Dr Rosalinda Ballesteros Valdés Instituto de Ciencias de la Felicidad Universidad Tecmienio||2021|
|Community Lead (IPPAengage)||Dr Mette Marie Ledertoug||2021|
|European Conference Pre-conference Leads||Dr Mette Marie Ledertoug (Chair) Dr Åse Fagerlund, Dr Shiri Lavy, & Associate Professor Mathew White||2021|
|Publications Lead||Professor Michael Wehmeyer Chairperson Department of Special Education University of Kansas||2021|
|Regional Representatives Lead||Associate Professor Sylvia Kwok Department of Applied Social Studies City University of Hong Kong||2021|
|Research Co-lead||Dr Covadonga Chaves Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid (UCM)||2021|
|Research-practice Co-lead||Dr Ricardo Arguís Rey IES Santiago Hernández, Zaragoza||2021|
|Research-practice Co-lead||Tracy Litchfield||2021|
|World Congress Lead||TBC||2021|
Ways to Get Involved:
I. Join the division to receive updates.
Division membership is open to any IPPA member. To join the division, simply update your member profile. Log in to your IPPA profile. Click “Custom” then click the drop down arrow under “Education Division” on the right side of the page and click “Yes.” Last, click “Update” at the bottom of the page.
II. Volunteer to help with special projects.
Click here to learn about current volunteer opportunities with the IPPAEd division.
To ask a question, learn more or volunteer for a leadership role, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
III. Review the Division Charter
Dr. Margaret Kern developed the initial charter with consultation from Carmelo Vazquez, Dianne Vella Brodrick, Angela Duckworth, Ilona Boniwell, Martin Seligman, Hans Henrik Knoop, and Herb Marsh.
If you have a question, please email: email@example.com.