Integrating Strength-Based Education into a First-Year Experience Curriculum

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

This article describes an initiative that integrated a strengths-base curriculum into a first-year experience program at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Using a positive psychology framework, students completed the StrengthsQuest and participated in activities designed to help them learn and apply their signature talent themes. A pre- and postsurvey were included to assess measures related to students' self-awareness. The results suggest that a curriculum based on strengths positively impacts students' awareness of their strengths, a factor that, in turn, has positive implications for students' major/career choices and future decision-making. Strategies for practice and guidelines for future research are highlighted. (Contains 1 table.)
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of College and Character
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Integrating Strength-Based Education into a First-Year Experience Curriculum'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this