Journal of Appreciative Education

A Call for Action to Engage in Appreciative Education

Ye He, Bryant L. Hutson, Jennifer L. Bloom


Appreciative Education (AE) is a framework for educators to embrace positive mindsets, leverage learners’ assets and strengths, and empower learners to take ownership of the learning process for their academic success. In this paper, we provide an overview of the key features and six phases of AE and review its applications in personal interactions, educational administration, classroom instruction, and educational action research settings. A call for action is also proposed for practitioners and researchers who are interested in joining the efforts to promote strength-based educational practices.


Appreciative Education; K-12 Education; Higher Education

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ISSN: 2165-5421