This paper aims to highlight the effectiveness of teaching strategies in the personal development of students from primary education. From a theoretical perspective, it provides a summary of the main approaches to the phrase “personal development”: conceptual delimitations, paradigms, dimensions, factors affecting personal development. Based on these theoretical premises there has been designed and tested a psycho-pedagogical model/educational programme centred around the use of active-participative strategies with increased formative valences on the cognitive, socio-emotional and moral behaviour of students. As research methods and techniques there were used: the psycho-pedagogical experiment, observation, the questionnaire. The statistical analysis of the data obtained at the end of the research confirms the hypothesis regarding the effectiveness of the designed and implemented training programme.
Key words: educational programme, differentiated instruction, heuristic didactic strategies, personal development, wellness