Impacts of positive education on educational consumerism are to be critically analyzed from a student and institutional standpoint. Theoretically, positive education has the potential to solve issues with consumerism in education (e.g. students' academic disengagement and excessive vocationalism). However, in its practice, it will cause extreme hedonism and increase teachers' burdens, thus ending up as part of the problem. Therefore, it is suggested that positive education should be carefully implemented to maximize its benefits and minimize its potential drawbacks.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0286
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada