International Council for Education, Research and Training


Oyeniyi, Ruth M.

Dean, Faculty of Education, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso



In recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in education towards a more holistic approach through incorporating positive psychology to support student’s academic success and well-being. This piece thoroughly analyses the notion of positive education and how it can be used in the classroom to improve students’ academic progress and general well-being.  Positive education is an innovative teaching system that combines traditional academic instruction with positive psychological ideas. Within psychology, positive psychology is a subfield that specializes in improving positive emotions, character qualities, and overall psychological well-being. Positive education attempts to improve students’ cognitive ability and emotional intelligence, character development, and resilience by bringing positive psychology into education. Positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment, as rudiments of positive psychology, are central to positive education. The cultural and contextual relevance of positive psychology principles were examined to ensure the application and success of positive education across varied student demographics. Findings revealed that students’ morale was boosted, and interest in their studies was strengthened as teachers applied positive psychology principles to their teachings.


Keywords: Positive Education, Positive Psychology, Classroom, Students, Academic Success.


Impact Statement

The research article “Positive Education: Incorporating Positive Psychology into the Classroom for Students’ Academic Success” aims to transform the learning environment by supporting the overall well-being of both instructors and students, as well as their academic success, positive relationships, and life skill development.


About Author

Dr. Ruth Moniloye Oyeniyi is a senior lecturer in the Department of Age-Grade and Family Education at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso. She is currently serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Education. Her specialization is in educational psychology and church administration, which affords her the opportunity of blending academic insight and administrative leadership to her role. Driven by a passion for fostering positive learning environments, her research endeavors focus on the intersection of educational psychology principles and the dynamics of church administration. She has contributed significantly to the advancement of educational theory and practice. Dr Ruth M. Oyeniyi is dedicated to shaping the future of education through her teaching, research, and leadership, leaving an indelible mark on both her students and the academic community.



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