Holistic Well-being

Convenors:

Babs Anderson, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Zoi Nikiforidou, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University, USA

Purpose

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.

Objectives

  • 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?

Report

Click here to view the 2018-19 report (pdf)
Click here to view the 2017-18 report (pdf)
Click here to view the 2016-17 report (pdf)

News & Events

The Institute for Social Pedagogy, Adult Education and Pedagogy in Early Childhood (ISEP) of the Technical University of Dortmund in collaboration with the EECERA SIG “Holistic Well-Being” and the Department of Early Childhood of Liverpool Hope University cordially invites you to participate in the: ‘Early childhood and well-being: toward the “good” life’ Conference, on 29-30 June 2020, at Dortmund.

The theme of this Conference derives from the interests and scope of the EECERA SIG and addresses the timely concept of children’s well-being in a holistic, multi-disciplinary and inclusive manner, under four strands: The child; The family; The adult; The society.

We would like to welcome your abstracts. For more details please see ‘Call for Abstracts‘ and also visit the Conference website here.

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