1st Edition

Wellbeing and Resilience Education COVID-19 and Its Impact on Education

Edited By Mathew A. White, Faye McCallum Copyright 2021
    310 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    310 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Wellbeing and Resilience Education engages with the immediate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the theoretical and applied elements of wellbeing and resilience education. It explores the implications for students, teachers, and teaching from a transdisciplinary and international perspective. Featuring thirteen chapters written by 27 academics from across the globe, it includes new transdisciplinary research by organisational psychologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, policy experts and education researchers. The book comprises a wide range of topics including: appreciative inquiry, educational leadership, refugee education, resilience education, designing online courses, teacher wellbeing and community responses during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    This timely volume will be of interest to academics, initial teacher educators, postgraduate students, school leaders and policymakers researching the field of wellbeing, resilience, education, schools, and schooling.   


    1. Crisis or Catalyst? Examining COVID-19’s Implications for Wellbeing and Resilience Education, Mathew A. White & Faye McCallum 2. Wellbeing from the Outside In: How Mirror Flourishing Elevates Collective Wellbeing Both Within and Beyond the Classroom, Lindsey N. Godwin & Sara Truebridge 3. A Comparative Study of Wellbeing in Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic: TecMilenio Case, Rosalinda Ballesteros & Humberto Charles-Leija 4. UPRIGHT –Wellbeing and resilience education for teenagers –Disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mette Marie Ledertoug, Louise Tidmand, Carlota Las Hayas, Silvia Gabrielli & Sara Carbone 5. How Could School Leaders Improve the Flourishing of Teachers in the COVID-19 pandemic?, Katy E. Granville-Chapman 6. Why embedding character education in schools’ matters: key learnings from our research on character strengths, Iro Konstantinou 7. Supporting English Language Education for Children from Refugee Backgrounds in Australian Schools, Nina Maadad &Marizon Yu 8. Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Resilience Programs in Post-Secondary Institutions in Times of COVID-19: Ten Key Considerations, Tayyab Rashid, Jane Gillham, Steven Leventhal, Zachary Zarowsky & Hareem Ashraf 9 Enhancing School–University Pre-Service Teacher Professional Experience with Online Wellbeing Masterclasses during COVID-19, Mathew A. White 10. Teachers’ Wellbeing During Times of Change and Disruption, Faye McCallum 11. Wellbeing Literacy as an Emancipatory and Transformative Capability, Lindsay G. Oades, Jessica Taylor, Jacqui Francis, & Lisa Baker 12. Destruction to Regeneration: How Community Trauma and Disruption Can Precipitate Collective Transformation, Lucy C. Hone, Chris P. Jansen & Denise. M. Quinlan 13. Flourishing Students in a Time of Change, Åse Fagerlund & Mari Laakso


    Mathew A. White, Ph.D., is Deputy Head of the School of Education and an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Adelaide. He is also a principal fellow in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. He has published scientific journal articles and book chapters. Publications include Critical Perspectives on Teaching, Learning and Leadership: Enhancing Educational Outcomes (with Faye McCallum, Springer, 2020), Future Directions in Wellbeing: Education, Organisations and Policy (with Gavin Slemp and Simon Murray, Springer, 2017) and Evidence-Based Approaches in Positive Education: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Wellbeing in Schools (with Simon Murray, Springer, 2015). In 2020, Mathew was presented the Distinguished Contribution to Research in Educational Leadership Award by the South Australian Branch of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. He is the President of the International Positive Psychology Association Education Division. Mathew was a secondary school teacher for 20 years and has a decade’s senior leadership-level experience in schools.

    Faye McCallum, Ph.D., is Head of the School of Education and a Professor of Education at the University of Adelaide. She has published over 100 scientific journal articles and book chapters. Her research books include Critical Perspectives on Teaching, Learning and Leadership: Enhancing Educational Outcomes (with Mathew A. White) published by Springer in 2020, the forthcoming Wellbeing Education and Professional Practice: Transforming Teaching (with Mathew A. White) published by Springer and Nurturing Wellbeing Development in Education: From Little Things, Big Things Grow (with Deb Price) published by Routledge in 2015. She was awarded the 2019 Australian Council for Educational Leaders South Australian Branch Dr Alby Jones AO Gold Medal ‘for her contribution to the study and practice of educational leadership’. She was a finalist for the 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

    "Personally, I love it when I fi nd an up-to-date research book on a subject I am really interested in. Cost aside, I feel that sometimes I get so much more from one of these collections than I ever do from a dedicated book by a single author... [The book] contains a valuable trove of information and ideas backed up by data and references." - inTuition Magazine (Society for Education and Training)