Virtues and character strengths for sustainable faculty development

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Abstract

For this special issue about teaching Positive Psychology, I show how the virtues and character strengths are at the heart of an interdisciplinary faculty development program. They can be pragmatic responses to the critical incidents encountered during a semester, and serve as stimuli for continuing reflection and sustained renewal. First, I synthesize research on faculty development, teacher behaviors, and re-define the virtues and character strengths to apply directly to learning and teaching. Second, I describe a four-module program with reflective exercises that can be delivered in face-to-face workshops, via guided self-instruction, and in online formats. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • character strengths
  • faculty development
  • teaching
  • virtues

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  • Thomas V. McGovern

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