The Prosper Framework for Student Wellbeing

  • Toni NobleEmail author
  • Helen McGrath
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)


This chapter introduces the PROSPER school pathways for student wellbeing. Sustainable student wellbeing is seen as an outcome of the school policies, structures and practices that are organized under the PROSPER framework. The research evidence for each PROSPER school pathway is discussed: Encouraging Positivity, Building Relationships, Facilitating Outcomes, Focusing on Strengths, Fostering a sense of Purpose and Teaching Resilience. Case studies and Boxes that illustrate the research into practice are also included. Chapter two concludes with a series of questions that encourages school practitioners to reflect on their capacity to implement Positive Education structures, processes and practices in their schools. Using the term PROSPER easily communicates the purpose of a school framework for student wellbeing.


Positive education Positivity Relationships Outcomes Strengths Purpose Engagement resilience 


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