Haruna OMURA / Students enrolled in 2016

Department Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability
Specialization Education (positive education)

How I Can Apply What I Learn at Shishu-Kan

Some of the advantages of GSAIS are to be able to interact with teachers and other students easily, to explore various non-expertise fields ranging from tea ceremony to science and to have access to diverse learning including lectures, study groups, or students-organized events etc. I would like to find my balance between making the most of those opportunities and focusing on my own study and to push my boundaries.

Research Topic

My research theme is how to help people lead a happy and fulfilling life, how to enhance children’s well-being through school education. Especially, my focus is positive education, which has been developed since the 2000s. Positive education is defined as application of positive psychology to school settings. Positive psychology itself started to be studied in the 1990s in order to better understand how to live a good life from a perspective of what contributes to it rather than problem-focused view of what inhibit it. (Please be noted that it’s not groundless “positive thinking” since positive psychology takes scientific approaches.)

Currently, I am conducting a case study at one school in Australia, where research and practices of positive education have been done very actively.