PERMA 2.0 or digital wellbeing during remote teaching

With remote teaching being an option for many schools and universities all over the world, things begin to change when you consider the wellbeing of all those involved in the educational process.

For some time now, the PERMA model, developed by positive psychologist Martin Seligman around five building blocks – Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment – has been used to measure wellbeing. And if you look at it carefully, the model has been successful because it manages to identify important aspects of a happy and fulfilled life.

Positive emotions, such as forgiveness and gratitude, are essential for our emotional balance. Engagement describes the state of fully using your skills to perform a challenging task. Remember the thrill you feel when “you’re in the zone”? Having this enriching experience in our life will make us appreciate more the things we do and feel better about ourselves.

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