Journal article

THE PRECONDITIONS TO FLOURISHING: STRUCTURAL NECESSITIES FOR ACHIEVING WELL-BEING IN SCHOOLS

Harshi Gunawardena, Siobhan Merlo, Robert Stevens

BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

There is warranted concern among educationalists about child well-being where a number of school factors have created a system and a society where well-being is at stake. Within this discourse, understanding the impact of social and emotional learning and school-based well-being programs have seen educationalists return to Aristotle to understand the foundational conception of flourishing. Following this trend, we propose that before flourishing can be supported in the areas of teaching and learning, the preconditions to flourishing must be met. This paper examines the provision of structural and policy factors that form the preconditions to flourishing using the lens of Aristotle’s eudaimon..

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