1st Edition

Integrating Wellbeing and Learning in Schools Evidence-Informed Approaches for Leaders and Teachers

By Mathew A. White Copyright 2024
    194 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    194 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Integrating Wellbeing and Learning in Schools argues that wellbeing research can help address the hurdles that school leaders face by incorporating a more interdisciplinary approach from contemporary governance, leadership, and management. 

    The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the problem of the wellbeing learning poverty cycle in schools worldwide. This book makes the case for a new and comprehensive integration of wellbeing in school governance, leadership, and teaching theories across disciplines during the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. It argues for operationalising wellbeing goals and integrating these into evidence-informed professional practice. Drawing on evidence-informed wellbeing education, teaching theories, and original research, the book comprehensively considers the integration of wellbeing education from the perspectives of school governance and leadership, middle management, teachers, student leadership, and the students themselves.

    This book will be of interest to postgraduate students of education leadership, educators, and school leaders.

    1. New Ecological Approaches to Wellbeing Education for School Leaders and Teachers to Combat Wellbeing Learning Poverty: From Emergency Mode to Managing COVID-19’s Impact 2. Foresight, Response and Adaptation: A Critical Review of School Governance and Wellbeing Education 3. Can Appreciative Inquiry Build Sector-Wide School Wellbeing Education Communities of Practice? A Qualitative Study of School Leaders’ Perspectives 4. How Can School Leaders Build Collective Teacher Efficacy for Wellbeing Education: A Qualitative Study 5. A Critical Review of Cooperative Learning Strategies, Wellbeing Education and the Humanities and Social Sciences 6. Where is the students’ voice? A Case Study of Australian Secondary School Students’ Definitions of Wellbeing 7. Reversing Wellbeing Learning Poverty: New Ecological Approaches to Wellbeing Education


    Mathew A. White, PhD, is Deputy Dean, International, for the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law, and Economics at the University of Adelaide in Australia, where he is an Associate Professor of Education in the School of Education.

    "Associate Professor White provides researchers and practitioners with a bounty of ideas for high quality implementation in both mainstream and diverse settings. Adopting an ethically-informed and ecological approach, White makes a compelling case for the intentional inclusion of five core elements to wellbeing education that must be built into planning as we move: teacher training, pedagogy, school leadership, Governance and student voice. All five of the elements presented by White foster collective self-efficacy, an outcome that schools need more than ever in these uncertain times."


    Professor Lea Waters, AM PhD