A Place for Well-Being in the Classroom?

Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter the author connects the suggested failure of Gross Domestic Product as a measure of a nation’s success with the failure of exam league tables to produce an education that fully serves the needs of all children. He argues that recent work into human flourishing has made it possible to re-think the fundamental aim of education and guide its practice more clearly and suggests, drawing on the work of John White, that the central aim of education must be the well-being of all those who are involved in it. The author then presents a 6-stranded model, based on his own experiences at Wellington College U.K., which could enable schools to develop a philosophy and practice of well-being that underpins everything they do and better bring about the flourishing of students and staff alike.

Keywords

Gross Domestic Product Emotional Intelligence Restorative Justice Standard Agenda Psychological Capital 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wellington CollegeCrowthorneUK

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