The holistic well-being SIG aims to critically reflect on the concept of children’s well-being in a holistic, inclusive manner. This is timely due to the increased awareness and interest of practitioners, researchers and policy makers at a cross-national and global level in understanding children’s physical, mental, social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and cultural well-being. It will foster research in a range of aspects including ESD in early childhood, child development, cross-cultural elements, policy, empowerment and agency and their synergy in examining children’s holistic well-being. The SIG welcomes international collaboration and innovative research.
- The Holistic Well-being SIG aims to explore the following questions, amongst others:
- What do we mean by well-being?
- Why address well-being?
- What do we know about well-being from the perspective of children’s and human rights?
- How can we support the well-being of children and families in a holistic and inclusive manner?
- Do practitioners, researchers and policy makers understand children’s physical, mental, social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and cultural well-being in the same way?
- What experiences influence children’s well-being?
- How can we advocate for the well-being of the children and their families?
- Are there universal measures of well-being?
News & Events
Next SIG meeting:
EECERA Conference, Bologna, Italy: Tuesday 29th August 2017 (room and time to be confirmed)
Activities & Publications
EECERA 2016 self-organised symposia:
A35: Holistic well-being SIG Symposium 3,
B32: Research innovations in exploring well-being,
C21: Apart from Progress: Preservation, Variability and Change in Childhood
Main research topics:
Inclusion, refugee families, ESD, research methodologies, empathy, spirituality, dis/ability, home education
- Alex Owen
- Antoanneta Potsi
- Babs Anderson
- Harriet Pattison
- Irit Wyrobnik
- John Siraj-Blatchford
- Lynnette Brock
- Kyriakos Demetriou
- Sarah Holmes
- Wilma Robles-Melendez
- Wayne Driscoll