Education – References

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Jacques Delors & 15 others [see below] (1996) Learning: The Treasure Within. UNESCO.

Why and how is education important for wellbeing?

Center on the Developing Child (2007) InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development

SDG4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

PISA (2018) Results (Volume III): What School Life Means for Students’ Lives. OECD

What do we need to learn?

UNESCO International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century – Jacques Delors, In’am Al Mufti, Isao Amagi, Roberto Carneiro, Fay Chung, Bronislaw Geremek, William Gorham, Aleksandra Kornhauser, Michael Manley, Marisela Padrón Quero, Marie Angélique Savane, Karan Singh, Roberto Stavenhagen, Myong Won Suhr & Zhou Nanzhao  (1996) Learning: The Treasure Within. UNESCO.

OECD (2020)

The fundamental elements of education

The formal curriculum

The Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration: sets out the national vision for education and the commitment of Australian Governments to improving educational outcomes. Mparntwe (pronounced M-ban tua) is the Arrernte name for Alice Springs.

Sustainable Development Goals

Pedagogy & teaching approaches

Richard Ryan & Edward Deci (2017) Schools as Contexts for Learning and Social Development. In Richard Ryan & Edward Deci,  Self-Determination Theory – Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness (Ch.14). Guildford Press.

John Hattie (2009) Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. Routledge.

The learning environment

Helen Street (2018) Contextual Wellbeing: Creating Positive Schools from the Inside Out. Wise Solutions.

Kulvarn Atwal (2019) The Thinking School: Developing a dynamic learning community. John Katt Educational.

See the Education Resources page on this website for a reading list on Positive Education.

An alternative education to build a thriving future

OECD (2020) OECD Learning Compass 2030 
Pasi Sahlberg (2021) Finnish Lessons 3.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? (3rd Ed.) Teachers College Press.

Jonathan Cohen (2006) Social, emotional, ethical and academic education: Creating a climate for learning, participation in democracy and well-being. Harvard Educational Review, 76(2), 201-237.

What students need to learn

Simon Calmar Andersen & Helen Skyt Nielsen (2016) Reading intervention with a growth mindset approach improves children’s skills. PNAS, 113(43), 12 111–12.

Joseph Zins, Roger Weissberg, Margaret Wang & Herbert Walberg (2004) Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning: What Does the Research Say? Teachers College Press.

Joseph Durlak, Roger Weissberg, Allison Dymnicki, Rebecca Taylor & Kriston Schellinger (2011) The impact of enhancing students’ social and emotional learning: a meta-analysis of school-based universal interventionsChild Development, 82(1), 405–432.

Sue Roffey (2017) The ASPIRE Principles and Pedagogy for the Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning, and the Development of Whole School Well-Being. International Journal of Emotional Education, 9(2), 59–71.

Lisa Flook, Simon Goldberg, Laura Pinger & Richard Davidson (2015) Promoting pro-social behaviour and self-regulatory skills in pre-school children through a mindfulness-based kindness curriculumDevelopmental Psychology, 51(1), 44–51.

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl & Molly Stewart Lawlor (2010) The Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Education Program on Pre-and Early Adolescents’ Well-Being and Social and Emotional Competence. Mindfulness, 1(3) 137–151.

Katherine Weare & Felicia Huppert (2019) Mindfulness and Education. The Oxford Bibliography.

Brenda Dobia, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Roberto Parada, Virginia O’Rourke, Shirley Gilbert, Annie Daley & Sue Roffey (2014) Aboriginal Girls Circle: enhancing connectedness and promoting resilience for Aboriginal girls: Final Pilot Report. Western Sydney University.

How students might learn

Robyn Gillies (2016) Cooperative Learning: Review of Research and PracticeAustralian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(3).

Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi (1990) Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. HarperCollins.

Sue Roffey (2011) Changing Behaviour in Schools: Promoting Positive Relationships and Wellbeing. Sage Education.

British Psychological Society (2018) The Power: Threat: Meaning Framework.  

An optimal environment in which to learn

Sue Roffey, Christopher Boyle & Kelly-Anne Allen (2019) School Belonging: Why are our students longing to belong to school? Educational & Child Psychology, 36(2) (Editorial).

Helen Street (2018) Contextual Wellbeing: Creating Positive Schools from the Inside Out. Wise Solutions.

Hope and optimism

Education Finland (2020) Why Finland – “Finland has a reputation as an education powerhouse thanks to our long track record at the top of international rankings and proven results of our excellent outcomes.”

Glasgow’s nurturing approach:

Education Scotland (2019) Inspection of local authorities. How well is Glasgow City Council improving learning, raising attainment and closing the poverty-related attainment gap?

Education Scotland (updated 2021) Applying Nurture as a Whole School Approach.

Glasgow City Council (2019) Report on Attendance and Exclusions Comparison of Data – August 2018 to June 2019.