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Well-Being In Schools

Episode 5: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Student Well-Being

In this fifth episode, the guests explore ques­tions of cur­ricu­lum and ped­a­gogy that arise from the idea of mak­ing school edu­ca­tion pri­mar­i­ly about stu­dent well-being. They engage with the ques­tion about the rela­tion­ship between the teach­ing of tra­di­tion­al core school sub­jects and the idea that school edu­ca­tion is pri­mar­i­ly about stu­dent well-being, and with ques­tions about cur­ric­u­lar and ped­a­gog­i­cal impli­ca­tions for the teach­ing of school sub­jects if school edu­ca­tion is to be pri­mar­i­ly about stu­dent well-being.


  • Michael Link

    Michael Link is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. Prior to the University of Winnipeg, Mike was an elementary school teacher in Surrey and Abbotsford, British Columbia for 13 years. His research interests are in the fields of ecojustice education, education for sustainability, and child well-being, and the connections of these three fields to teacher education.

  • Jennifer Watt

    Jennifer Watt is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. Before becoming a teacher educator, Jen was a middle and senior year English Language Arts teacher in Ontario and England. Her research interests are in the fields of place-based writing and walking/movement literacies, addressing gender-based sexual violence in K-12 schools through critical media studies, and well-being and well-becoming in schools, particularly in times of discomfort and uncertainty. Jen is co-director of the Manitoba Writing Project.