HAPPY SCHOOL QUALIFICATION

IWEN, operated by The World is Better With You Foundation invites applications from educational institutions to obtain the  Happy School Qualification and the Lifelong Happy School Qualification

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“In our Happiness Lessons, we provide experience-rich and cheerful tasks, games and exercises, which we use to gradually increase joy and love of live. Our children can bravely walk down the path leading to adulthood with a strong faith in their future, then become people with the potential for happiness.”

Prof. Dr. Emőke Bagdy, Professor Emeritus, University lecturer, Specialist clinical psychologist, European psychotherapist trainer

Website of IWEN Happiness Lessons: www.iwenhappynesslessons.com

Happiness Lessons are taught in more than 3000 groups. Have a look at the lessons >>

Happy School Qualification can be obtained by institutions which meet the requirements outlined in the Application Conditions, namely at least one student group was given at least one verified Happiness Lesson and they are determined to continue with the Programme in the next academic year.

Lifelong Happy School Qualification can be applied for by institutions at the end of the academic year. These schools can prove that Happiness Lessons were regularly given throughout the academic year in at least three student groups or in every group and the teachers giving these lessons attended the 30-hour Happiness Lessons Training Course for Teachers.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Invitation

IWEN, operated by The World is Better With You Foundation invites applications from educational institutions to obtain the Happy School Qualification and the Lifelong Happy School Qualification

The application is open for nurseries as well, they can obtain the Happy Nursery Qualification.

Application Conditions are the same for all types of institutions.

Reason for inviting applications

One of the main aims of the Foundation is to give ideas and methodological help based on the results of positive psychology through the Happiness Lessons Programme designed for children in primary and secondary schools in order to develop their ability to conduct happiness. The reason why we are inviting applications is to make the Programme available to a wider audience.

The subject of the application

  • Institutions meeting the Application Conditions can obtain the Happy School Qualification, the Lifelong Happy School Qualification, and respectively they can renew their Happy School Qualification title
  • After successful application the Institutions awarded the respective title will get a Certificate
  • Institutions that obtain the Happy School Qualification for the first time will get the teaching material for the Happiness Lessons Programme
  • There is no limit to the titles granted.

Applicants

Nurseries, primary and secondary schools, student hostels, care homes for children

Use of Title

  • Happy School Qualification is valid for one academic year. We are inviting applications for titles awarded for the academic year of 2017/2018.
  • Institutions awarded the Happy School Qualification will get a certificate and they can use the title throughout the academic year. The title can be renewed every year.
  • Institutions awarded the title will become members of the Happy Schools Network. Happiness Institution Hungary offers professional development programmes for the institutions of the network.
  • The qualification gives a special image to the Institution, it shows its dedication to positive psychology which can improve its position amongst other educational institutions. Parents and children find Happy Schools attractive and the qualification also means a positive feedback on the work of the institutiton.
  • The IWEN professional committee controls the fullfillment of the conditions of the qualification awarded and in case of failure the title can be withdrawn.
    Institutions that have more than one worksite can apply for each of their worksites separately and they can use the awarded qualification only for the worksite successfully meeting the conditions of the respective qualification.
    Happy School Qualification can be renewed by a new application.
  • Institutions that successfully follow the Programme during the academic year can first apply for Lifelong Happy School Qualification in the academic year of 2018/2019.

HAPPY SCHOOL QUALIFICATION – APPLICATION CONDITIONS

1. Giving at least one Happiness Lesson

The title can be applied for by institutions that performed the task below in at least one student group:

Picture Puzzle
Every student is supposed to create a picture or drawing (techniques can be chosen freely, text can be added, too), then they should build the individual works into a shared montage. Groups can use the template provided by us, but they are welcome to create their own templates.
Download our template >>

A short description of the work and a corroborative photo should be sent to: application@iwenhappinesslessons.com

2. In the academic year 2017/2018 at least one Happiness Lesson is given monthly in at least one student group

The Institution obliges to give at least one Happiness Lesson monthly in at least one student group using the Teaching Material obtained with the title and to upload the performed task (defined by the Happiness Institute Hungary every month) to our website.

3. Happiness Lessons have to be included in the School Curriculum

In order to obtain the qualification the Institution has to include the Happiness Lessons Programme in its Curriculum together with the ten topics, deadlines and teachers responsible. The Head of the Institution signs a Declaration of Intent taking on the responsibility to fulfill the assignment.

The complete IWEN Happiness Lessons Programme consists of 10 topics, related to each other, which focus on the various components and conditions of happiness. The topics in order:

  1. Practising Gratitude
  2. Practising Positive Thinking
  3. Nurturing Social Relationships
  4. Practising Acts of Kindness
  5. Committed Pursuit of Goals
  6. Developing Coping Strategies
  7. Discovering Joy of Life
  8. Learning to Forgive
  9. Taking Care of the Body
  10. Sustainable Happiness

Included in the Teaching Material obtained with the title Institutions are provided with the following aids to every topic:

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Theoretical Background

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1 Lesson Plan

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3 Tasks to Choose from

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Freely downloadable Songs

4. Handing in Documents

Application Conditions require all necessary documents to be sent without fault.

5. Content on the websites of the Institutions

The Institutiton awarded the title must communicate its successful application on its official website.

Applications are continously processed until the given deadline!

For a succesful application, the applicant must send all relevant documents by 30 December 2017 by e-mail to application@iwenhappinesslessons.com.

Institutions with multiple worksites who wish to use the Happy School title at multiple worksites must hand in an application for each worksite.

CONDITIONS FOR OBTAINING THE LIFELONG HAPPY SCHOOL QUALIFICATION

  • The Lifelong Happy School Qualification is valid until withdrawal.
  • The qualification can be applied for first in the academic year of 2018/2019
  • To apply for the qualification, the Institution with a Happy School Qualification must prove that all ten topics of the Programme have been taught in at least one Happiness Lesson each, in at least three student groups, or in every student group in the Institution.
  • Succesful completion of the Programme must be certified by the Head of the Institution with the following two documents
    1. A short description of the completion of the Programme sent to application@iwenhappinesslessons.com at the end of the academic year.
    2. A profile of the Institution sent via e-mail.
  • The progress of the Programme must be logged on the Institution’s website as well.
  • The Lifelong Happy School Qualification is valid until withdrawal.

The document to be sent via e-mail for obtaining the Lifelong Happy School Qualification – Institution Profile for Lifelong Happy School Qualification – will be available by early 2018. The deadline for handing in the full application documentation is 30 June 2018.

Documents necessary for obtaining the Happy School Qualification

APPLICATION DECISIONS

Applications are processed by the IWEN professional committee. The applications which have arrived by the deadline are first assessed by form, then by content.

The formal assessment consists of checking whether the applicant’s documentation is full and acceptable by our formal requirements, the Institution Profile, the Declaration of Intent and the chosen Declaration of Consent are certified by signature and stamp.

The content assessment consists of checking whether the Programme was certifiably implemented, and if its sustainability is guaranteed.

The professional committee also checks the presence of the Programme on the Institution’s website.

Applications are continously processed until the 31 January 2018 deadline!

Should the professional commitee find any errors regarding the application documentation, the applicant will get a written notification.

Rectification

Applicants can rectify their applications in ten days after having recieved the written notification. Applications can only be rectified once.

Decision

We are accepting applications continously until the 31 January 2017 Deadline.

Handing in the application

Applicants for the Happy School Qualification should send the following documents by e-mail:

Those who wish to renew their Happy School Qualification should send the following documents by e-mail :

  • Institution profile for renewing the Happy School Qualification – available in 2018

Applicants should send proof of completion of the chosen task, and the corroborative photo, along with a short report to: application@iwenhappinesslessons.com

The deadline for submitting the full application documentation is 31 December 2017.

Applicants can get more information by writing to application@iwenhappinesslessons.com.

By handing in their application, the applicant accepts the terms and conditions.

BECOME A HAPPINESS LESSONS TEACHER!

The studies of the Positive Psychology Research Team of Eotvos Lorand University have shown that the Programme contributes to positive emotional development in children.