The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Thursday, June 9 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Degrees of Well-being: Research and Practice in Learning Environments at SFU (9:00 - 9:50) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 80 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

 Positive well-being is a key predictor for learning, yet this is rarely addressed in learning environments in higher education. Health Promotion and the Teaching and Learning Centre at SFU have developed an innovative project to work with faculty members in creating conditions for well-being within the learning environment.  These include flexibility, inclusivity and real-life learning as well as an overall positive classroom culture, among others.  

This session will increase understanding about how the post-secondary learning environment impacts well-being as demonstrated in SFU’s participatory action research study involving 14 faculty members. 

The session will also provide examples and tools for educators to intentionally consider well-being within their teaching practice whether it be through course design, course delivery or student assessment.  

Participants will be invited to share their own experiences that relate to the conditions for well-being, and contribute to furthering knowledge exchange and practice in this area.

Rosie Dhaliwal, Health Promotion Specialist, Simon Fraser University
Alisa Stanton, Health Promotion Specialist, Simon Fraser University
David Zandvliet, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
Barbara Berry, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University

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Barbara Berry

Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
I am an Educational Consultant at SFU and I support faculty in the design of their courses, curricula and programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Interactive Arts and Technology. I have experience in community health promotion, community/organizational change... Read More →

Rosie Dhaliwal

Health Promotion Specialist, Simon Fraser University
Rosie Dhaliwal, MEd, RD, is a Diversity & Inclusion and Education Specialist in Human Resources at Simon Fraser University (SFU). She has diverse experiences in nutrition and dietetics including roles as a Clinical Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant in the community, Distance Education... Read More →

Alisa Stanton

Health Promotion Specialist, Simon Fraser University
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David Zandvliet

Professor, UNESCO Chair, Simon Fraser University
David Zandvliet is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and holds the UNESCO Chair in Bio-cultural Diversity and Education there. Based in Vancouver, Canada he is the founding Director for the Institute for Environmental Learning and an Associate member... Read More →

Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)