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  • 1. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” Hindu Prince Siddharta Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C. (Buddha)
  • 2. GERMAN FLA- PROJECT 2012‘‘SUBJECT HAPPINESS- FOR GERMAN STUDENTS ONLY!?’’ How it all began…
  • 3. Today‘s homework: Simply ‘‘Subject Happiness‘‘- being happy! for German - How a new subject changed German schools students only? FACT: … and what about YOU? students are the least happy at …and what about YOU? the dentist‘s - and at school SOLUTION: ``Subject Happiness``PROJECT: Sixth former and IB student? What are you waiting for?  learn life skills with fun we meet in classroom G Kennicott on 13 December 2011 during  develop creativity whilelunch time break for further information solving tasks  take over responsibility learn more about it and get involved in a  win people overpsychological, schooldevelopmental, cultural and linguistic project in  resolve conflictswhatever way you like (arts, media, sports, language, presentations discover and experience…) interests and talents  develop health in the long run we might organise a discussion with experts and consciousness …an exchange with German students BENEFITS: combine the obligatory with fun CONTACT PERSONS: (CAS suitable), meet the initiator Ms Anna Löffler-Gutmann (German FLA & FLA Ambassador, Redworth library) himself, experience ``subject happiness`` in a Mr Troake (Psychology, Kennicott room G) German classroom … LEARN TO BE HAPPY!!! 
  • 4. GERMAN FLA- PROJECT 2012‘‘SUBJECT HAPPINESS- FOR GERMAN STUDENTS ONLY!?’’ What we made of it…
  • 5. Today‘s homework: ‘‘Subject Happiness‘‘- for Simply being happy! German students only? - How a new subject changed German schools at KEVICC …and us !?! Very enthusiastic and committed year 12 IB students have been BENEFITS: combine themeeting during lunch break once a week since December 2011 to obligatory with fun (CAS suitable), talk to thelearn both about their own idea of happiness and the subject initiator himself,curriculum in Germany. experience ``subject happiness``, virtual Not only do they get involved in exchange with Germanpsychological, schooldevelopmental, cultural and linguistic projects students …but also they create and present their own projects matched with thecurricular units, e.g. ‘‘Body in motion‘‘, in various creative ways Learn more about(arts, media, sports, literature etc.) while using English/German yourself andliterary sources. BE HAPPY!!!  Also, we will hold a videoconference with the subject‘s initiator inApril/May 2012 and we have our own closed forum online to have avirtual exchange with German students who are familiar with the
  • 6. GERMAN FLA- PROJECT 2012 ‘‘SUBJECT HAPPINESS- FOR GERMAN STUDENTS ONLY!?’’Experiencing ‘’Subject Happiness’’…
  • 7. - Methods : ‘‘Happiness in action‘‘- Discussion & Evaluation- Virtual communication &Videoconference ...
  • 8. - Methods : ‘‘Happiness in action‘‘- Discussion & Evaluation- Virtual communication &Videoconference ...
  • 9. - Methods : ‘‘Happiness in action‘‘ My Biography Cornwall +++ Hard work -+, degree - Discussion & Evaluation Vienna +++ + Project ‚‘Subject Happiness‘‘ ? Counselling in educational New town, Work experience and London +++ psychology - Virtual communication & new place, New friends, improving language skills: England Hard new life + - Hard to find Videoconference ... work, Studiying in internship + family, Munich places … …??? A-Levels friends ? Where and what Elementary/ exactly do I want to study? primary school School Exchange to Upminster: Vicky , friend for a lifetime Birth NOW Future??? JoHari-Window ME Known Unknown Known Public person Blind spot (Öffentliche (Blinder Fleck)OTHERS Person) Unknown My secret Unconscious (Mein knowledge Geheimnis) (Unbewusstes Wissen)(Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham, 1955; Fritz-Schubert Institute, Heidelberg)
  • 10. GERMAN FLA- PROJECT 2012‘‘SUBJECT HAPPINESS- FOR GERMAN STUDENTS ONLY!?’’ What we think about it…
  • 11. FLA- PROJECT 2012 ‘‘SUBJECT HAPPINESS- FOR GERMAN STUDENTS ONLY!?‘‘ ANNA LÖFFLER-GUTMANN 23. Januar 2012 Reflection and Discussion I (e.g. Enjoying life)How did you feel yourself while testing the methods?Which methods can you remember and which one is your favourite so far and why?What did you learn about yourself?Do you think these methods and their results are useful in your daily life and can themethods contribute to a more enjoyable life?Preparation for international exchange(psychological, linguistic, cultural & schooldevelopmental aspect)What would you like to ask the initiator about this concept of the first lessons of ‘’subjecthappiness’’? (positive/negative criticism etc.)What would you like to know from the students in Germany? What could you talk aboutagainst this background and your personal experience?
  • 12. What we think about it… ‘’I joined this project not really knowing what it was and therefore thought I wouldnt stay long or enjoy it. However, I was really quite surprised at what happiness is and what techniques we can use to explore it. My favourite technique so far was the Warm Back for I can now become easily happy by looking at what my lovely friends have written about me! I really do enjoy learning about happiness!‘‘ :D – Ruby Ritter
  • 13. What we think ‘’I took part in it as I wanted to find out more about the subject. I didn’t have many expectations really. I really about it… liked the method where we wrote on each other’s backs. I think it’s important for people to feel valued in life and that makes them happy but also it’s great to be able to tell someone how you feel about someone as it’s often quite hard. I think it would be good to include it in English Curriculum. The methods seem good but only if it was taken seriously.’’ – Hope
  • 14. GERMAN FLA- PROJECT 2012‘‘SUBJECT HAPPINESS- FOR GERMAN STUDENTS ONLY!?’’What do YOU think about it…
  • 15. - Methods : ‘‘Happiness in action‘‘- Discussion & Evaluation- Virtual communication &Videoconference ...
  • 16. GERMAN FLA- PROJECT 2012‘‘SUBJECT HAPPINESS- FOR GERMAN STUDENTS ONLY!?’’ What the expert says...
  • 17. ‘‘Subject Happiuess- forGerman students only!?‘‘‘’Never before have there been as many problematic children as we see today. Our childrenare said to be hyperactive, aggressive, striving to become top model or superstar or they arehiding under their mother’s apron strings. But are we really surrounded by small tyrants andanxious people who stay in the family home forever?No, states Ernst Fritz-Schubert. We are far too focused on their supposed problems fearingthat they might fail in today’s meritocracy. But if one only holds their weaknesses againstthem they will become unhappy and demotivated. Fritz-Schubert advocates for a radicalchange in thinking and therefore offers a new pedagogical approach: the happiness of ourchildren must have priority. Whoever knows a lot about oneself, who learns to build one’sstrengths and to work to improve one’s weaknesses will learn to be happy. Even in difficultsituations in life you would be crisis-proof.’’Happiness can be learned- what gives children life’s strengthGlück kann man lernen-Was Kinder stark fürs Leben macht(Ernst Fritz-Schubert, Berlin 2010)