Positive Education - Discovering our Character Strengths (Issue 4 2018)
Written on the 22 March 2018
This year has seen the introduction of Positive Education as a stand-alone lesson within the health curriculum. Further to this Positive Education will be a feature of various year level focus days.
Knowing your character strengths is an integral part of Positive Education. It is not just interesting information, when applied character strengths can have a significant positive impact on your life.
Every individual possesses twenty four character strengths in different degrees, giving each person a unique character profile. Students and staff from across the Middle School have discovered their character strengths through an online VIA Character Strengths questionnaire. This questionnaire assisted students and adults to rank twenty four character traits in order of strength. Individual character strength profiles and class profiles are on display in many off the classrooms.
Students and staff have learnt, that just like super heroes, each one of us possess character strengths in varying degrees that make us who we are. The VIA Classification of Character Strengths is comprised of twenty four character strengths that fall under six broad virtue categories: wisdom and knowledge, courage, humanity, justice, temperance and transcendence.
Classification of strengths