Fostering wellbeing competence through crosscurricular teaching: Well-being and skills for life

Søren Harnow Klausen*, Søren Engelsen, Pia Nyman-Kurkiala , Jessica Hemberg

*Corresponding author

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This chapter argues that the concern for students’ wellbeing should be seen as integral to the main objectives of teaching and education. Wellbeing is crucially important for students’ motivation and learning, across the curriculum, and achieving sufficient wellbeing is a fundamental life goal that calls for cross- and transcurricular teaching, including teaching of basic life skills. Recent discussions of Bildung have tended to overlook or downplay the importance of subjective wellbeing, though the classical conception emphasizes that acquisition of skills and knowledge must be personally and emotionally satisfying; this is also supported by contemporary theories of flow, self-efficacy, and intrinsic motivation. Drawing in part on recent research on the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions on students’ wellbeing, the chapter also introduces the notion of wellbeing competence, distinguishing its different components and giving suggestions for how to foster it in the classroom
TitelDeveloping a Didactic Framework across and beyond School Subjects : Cross- and transcurricular teaching
RedaktørerSøren Harnow Klausen, Nina Mård
Antal sider19
ISBN (Trykt)9781032433202, 9781032434292
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781003367260
StatusUdgivet - 2024
NavnRoutledge Research in Education

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