Year of Production: 2010
Duration: 60 minute documentary for ABC Compass, screening 2011
An epidemic of depression, anxiety and alienation is rife among teenagers in first world countries. A bold experiment is being trialled in Australia that offers a solution.
Geelong Grammar School is introducing leading psychologist Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology into the curriculum in 2009. Involving the entire school community, this new approach to education will require teachers, students and their families to embrace a new way of learning that could revolutionise schools all over the world.
Accentuate the Positive follows staff and students over the first year, showing a way forward to help future generations of children grow up to be happier, more resilient and compassionate human beings.