How to enhance the flourishing of children and youth who migrate to and live in the Arctic? How can their belief in their chances of finding well-being in future Arctic communities be reinforced? The purpose of this research was to discover ways of supporting the positive development and well-being of students by applying strength-based teaching. This qualitative research was carried out among sixth-graders (N = 14) of an Arctic Finnish school. Practice in the students’ areas of strength was conducted using special methods and activities during one school year. The research showed how multi-dimensional the effects of strength-based teaching can be: It seemed to benefit not only the students but the class as a community, parents, and the teacher. For the people living in the Arctic, well-being skills that are acquired through positive psychological knowledge of one’s strengths, including hope and optimism, are crucial.
|Otsikko||Human migration in the Arctic|
|Alaotsikko||the past, present, and future|
|Toimittajat||Satu Uusiautti, Nafisa Yeasmin|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 2019|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A3 Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli kokoomateoksessa|
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