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Well-Being In Schools

Episode 2: Foundational Questions on Well-Being in Schools

The guests in this sec­ond episode explore ques­tions of foun­da­tion­al nature that arise from the idea of mak­ing school edu­ca­tion pri­mar­i­ly about stu­dent well-being. This episode engages with ques­tions like What do we mean by well-being?” Why should those con­cep­tu­al ques­tions mat­ter to edu­ca­tors?”, Why should stu­dent well-being be a core con­cern for school edu­ca­tion?” and What do edu­ca­tors need to con­sid­er for the well-being of all stu­dents in the face of lim­it­ed resources?”


  • Heather Krepski

    Heather Krepski is a faculty member at the University of Winnipeg. Her research focuses on children’s well-being in schools, educational equity, ethics in education, children’s autonomy rights, and educational assessment. In her work on the distribution of the goods and opportunities for well-being in schools, Krepski argues that students are entitled to greater participation rights in the decisions about their own well-being. She is a member of the Well-Being and Well-Becoming in Schools in Canada research initiative and is currently working on several projects about children’s well-being in Canada. Heather has experience as a high school teacher and curriculum leader in the Toronto District School Board and has worked as an Instructor at Toronto Metropolitan University in the Learning Success Centre.

  • Erik Magnusson

    Erik Magnusson is a political philosopher based at the University of Manitoba, where he serves as a Research Facilitator in the social sciences and humanities, a sessional instructor in the Departments of Political Studies and Philosophy, and an Associate of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics. He holds a D.Phil in political theory from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a SSHRC doctoral fellow, and has held a post-doctoral research fellowship at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, where he worked as part of an ERC Consolidator Grant project on the issue of family justice. His research focuses primarily on issues surrounding the morality of procreation and parenthood, including the conditions under which it is permissible to bring a child into existence and the relationship between procreation and the generation of parental rights and obligations.