Multilingualism, which considers the benefits and disadvantages of bi- and multilingual schooling and seeks to understand their effects on children.
While each of the strands holds equal weight and importance at the Festival of Education 2019, wellbeing in education is a growth area of great importance. It is an essential consideration for any educational institution looking to prepare its pupils for the demands of the wider world, allowing them to successfully shape their futures with confidence as well as compassion. As a pillar of Wellington’s holistic approach to developing the whole child, offering them all appropriate forms of wellbeing support is one of our top priorities. To help you get a better sense of how the conversation on wellbeing will be structured at this year’s festival, we’ve compiled a list of the leading speakers, highlighting their backgrounds and the sessions they will be hosting.
Explore the Wellbeing strand
Shakespeare Then and Now: How the classics made Shakespeare and why he became our classicThe Arts and the Environment: Why we need the humanities to help solve the planetary crisis of sustainabilityProfessor Sir Jonathan BateShanghai | Hangzhou | Tianjin
Jonathan Bate is a British academic, biographer, critic, broadcaster, novelist and scholar. He is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, Provost of Worcester College and was knighted in 2015 for his services to literature scholarship and higher education. He will be giving a talk on “The Arts and the Environment: why we need the humanities to help solve the planetary crisis of sustainability”. You do not want to miss out this.
A measure for the power of the learning environment for 0 – 18-year olds
Wellbeing and Involvement Part 2:
How to raise the levels and with what effect in the early years (from 0 – 7)?
Professor Ferre Laevers
Shanghai | Hangzhou | Tianjin
Professor Dr Ferre Laevers is a director of the Research Centre for Experiential Education based at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and co-founder of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association. In Experiential Education the wellbeing and the intensity of the mental activity in the learner (engagement) is seen as a key indicator for the ‘power’ of the learning environment.
ShanghaiDr. Shari D. Rosen is the founder of ELG and a speech-language pathologist. ELG, based in Shanghai and offering services across Greater China, is a social enterprise that offers educational, behavioural, developmental, and mental health services, primarily for children.
ShanghaiColumnist for Teach Primary and a regular writer for Teach Secondary, Debra is the co-founder and organiser of Northern Rocks – one of the largest teaching and learning conferences in the UK. Her teacher training on developing exciting learning contexts for children has taken her all over the world.
If the experience of the speakers and the variety of their proposed sessions appeal to your curiosity regarding the fundamental importance of promoting wellbeing in education, then please visit the following link to reserve your tickets for this year’s Festival of Education. Both one-day tickets and full festival tickets are still available, so please join us along with hundreds of festivalgoers for a further exploration of the future of education in China and internationally.
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