Project methodology

Design of the Training course of Positive Education in Primary Schools

This work package is dedicated to the design of the PE program, training teachers to implement it, and to design of workshops and instruction for their realization. This package is the first step in creating the manual for PE implementation in schools for teachers. All 24 teachers from 6 schools, two from Serbia, Slovenia, and Croatia together with the IPP will create training for primary school teachers about positive psychology and its implications in formal educational system. Partners will first meet in Novi Sad to lay down the cornerstones and again in the Ecological center Radulovački in Sremski Karlovci where they will give their contribution in creating a training design as well as to creating workshops for practical implementation of positive education principles in everyday classes with primary school students. 12 workshops are planned to be created together will instructions for their realization and with practical suggestions on how to adapt and modify their design for specific school settings and purposes. With this readymade material teachers will be equiped for training other colleagues for PE implementation and for realization of workshops in everyday lecturing.

Positive education in primary schools -manual for teachers

This work package is designed as a practical manual about PE that teachers can use in their educational work as a support in incorporating new and innovative non-formal approaches in formal education. It will be in the final phase of the project about PP and PE in schools. It will be the result of all the activities organized in the project, including training and workshops design as well as workshop trials in the pilot stage of the project. The manual is going to be a useful tool for class planning and realization. It will have both theoretical and practical parts. The theoretical part is going to build teachers` capacities about PE, while the practical part will contain ready-made workshops programs that will be designed and implemented through the project activities.

Positive education quality evaluation and research

Research methodology

The aims of the research:

• To examine the effects of the implementation of the positive education program on the teachers who participated in the training on positive education

• To examine the effects of the application of positive education on students

Variables included in the research:


- Perceived stress

- Positivity

- Optimism pessimism

- Life satisfaction

- Scale of hope for the future

- Emotional exhaustion


- Self-perception

- Perceived stress

- Self-efficacy

- School anxiety

- Hope

The sample:


In each school will be two gropus: one group of 15 teachers who have been trained in posistive education and control group of a minimum of 15 teachers who have not been trained in positive education in each school.


In each school, students will be divided in two groups: • the students who go through the program of workshops - programme group • the students who do not go through the program - control group

The mentioned variables will be measured three times in both the program and control groups: The first measurement (filling in the questionnaire) is planned before the implementation of the workshop program (March/April 2023). The second measurement will be after the first set of workshops (June 2023). The third measurement will be carried out after the fully completed workshop program (November/December 2023)

Students and teachers mobilities -Positive education and intercultural learning

Students' mobilities are a perfect way for experiencing foreign cultures, meeting new friends, and practicing foreign languages. Since they are intended to be also an opportunity to learn about PE and experience its implementation in everyday classwork, they contribute to the general objectives of the project. As active participants in the workshops about PE, students will learn about PE effects in different educational settings than those they learn and live in. Different cultures differently perceive PP and its implication on education according to their beliefs and tradition.