Ricardo Arguís Rey


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Ricardo Arguís Rey is a teacher of Special Education, Psychologist and Doctor in Education. He has been working for more than 30 years in the educational field, alternating periods as a classroom teacher with other professional stages as a consultant and teacher trainer. He coordinates the SATI Team, a work group that, since 2009, has been dedicated to the study and promotion of Positive Education for students of preschool, primary and secondary education. In October 2010, this team published the “Happy Classrooms” Programme, the first handbook in Spanish addressing Positive Education with students aged 3 to 18 years, based on the principles of mindfulness and the education of character strengths. In December 2014, the English translation of this book was published. This programme is completely gratuitous and for free distribution, and can be downloaded at .

Ricardo combines his current work as a remedial teacher in a state secondary school, with his activity as a lecturer and consultant in the field of Positive Psychology applied to Education, both in Spain and abroad. He collaborates with various Spanish universities as an invited lecturer, and has delivered numerous lectures and workshops in Spain as well as in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Mexico, Peru, United States and Uruguay. He is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and the Spanish Society of Positive Psychology. Since January 2015, he is a Global Representative for the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) in Spain. Besides, since August 2017, he is a member of the steering committee of IPPA’s Education Division, where he co-leads the Research and Practice Programme. In July 2019 he received the “Positive Educator Impact Award”, given by the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) at the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology (Melbourne, Australia), in recognition of the impact of his long-standing work in the dissemination and application of positive education internationally.

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