Happiness & Wellbeing     Laura (Mole) Chapman  EQuality Training
Leading On Wellbeing
Wellbeing in the early years  <ul><ul><li>Pressures arising from a culture of testing, means that current priorities  affe...
Economic Well-bein g Contribute Enjoy and achieve Health Safety Wellbeing Personal Capacity Social justice  Culture  Envir...
Defining happiness <ul><li>More than absence of pain or suffering </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper and longer-lasting than pleasur...
Broaden-and-build theory ‘pleasant life’ <ul><li>Broaden-and-Build (Fredrickson):  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive emotions...
Intelligence portfolio
Broaden-and-build theory ‘pleasant life’ <ul><li>Choice & option </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreement on ‘learning </li></ul></...
Barriers and boundaries ‘the good life’ <ul><li>Barriers to engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Need for change or complexity </l...
Positive attitude and belief ‘meaningful life’ <ul><li>People who drift become unhappy </li></ul><ul><li>No moral or value...
Inclusive practice  <ul><li>Valuing a learning culture Celebrate growth and effort Growth definition of inclusive practice...
<ul><li>Points to consider: </li></ul><ul><li>Flourishing is more than absence of pain, and to flourish young people need ...
Economic Well-bein g Contribute Enjoy and achieve Health Safety Wellbeing Personal Capacity Social justice  Culture  Envir...
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Happiness In the Early Years

  1. 1. Happiness & Wellbeing Laura (Mole) Chapman EQuality Training
  2. 2. Leading On Wellbeing
  3. 3. Wellbeing in the early years <ul><ul><li>Pressures arising from a culture of testing, means that current priorities affect practitioners, parents and children negatively. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s happiness needs to be taken much more seriously to enable a better learning experience. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Economic Well-bein g Contribute Enjoy and achieve Health Safety Wellbeing Personal Capacity Social justice Culture Environment Factors enabling wellbeing
  5. 5. Defining happiness <ul><li>More than absence of pain or suffering </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper and longer-lasting than pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>A measure for wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Specific implications for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Seligman’s 3 lives = not an empty life </li></ul>
  6. 6. Broaden-and-build theory ‘pleasant life’ <ul><li>Broaden-and-Build (Fredrickson): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive emotions and feelings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible, creative and clearer thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skills and interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plasticity of intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Opportunity cost’ </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Intelligence portfolio
  8. 8. Broaden-and-build theory ‘pleasant life’ <ul><li>Choice & option </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreement on ‘learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice and control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resilience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive emotion = positive feelings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtuous cycle </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Barriers and boundaries ‘the good life’ <ul><li>Barriers to engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Need for change or complexity </li></ul><ul><li>(Mike) Csíkszentmihályi - ‘Flow’ </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries for safety </li></ul><ul><li>Risk not hazard </li></ul><ul><li>The right choice to suit interest </li></ul>
  10. 10. Positive attitude and belief ‘meaningful life’ <ul><li>People who drift become unhappy </li></ul><ul><li>No moral or value judgement </li></ul><ul><li>Happiness is a skill - time </li></ul><ul><li>Other people’s experience and Personal feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Present quality </li></ul><ul><li>Value based purpose </li></ul>
  11. 11. Inclusive practice <ul><li>Valuing a learning culture Celebrate growth and effort Growth definition of inclusive practice Culture of possibility Culture of belonging </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Points to consider: </li></ul><ul><li>Flourishing is more than absence of pain, and to flourish young people need to learn about happiness: pleasure, engagement, and meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Systems that identify academic performance as the proof of education success are potentially very damaging to success and achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Happiness is fundamental to optimal learning: resilience, emotional wealth and physical health. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Do I understand the impact of happiness on my own learning? </li></ul><ul><li>How am I happy? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I do to take responsibility? </li></ul><ul><li>Shared understanding </li></ul><ul><li>How do we ensure young people have a right to happiness? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we design a curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>with more options to value multiple intelligence? </li></ul>Onwards….
  13. 13. Economic Well-bein g Contribute Enjoy and achieve Health Safety Wellbeing Personal Capacity Social justice Culture Environment Factors enabling wellbeing

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