The team of the Romanian-Danish Educational Center for Child Well-being held a press conference on “On the well-being education after a Romanian-Danish recipe” on Friday, May 17, 2019. The dialogue with the press took place at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Bucharest, in the Damascus Amphitheater, starting at 12:00.
During the press conference, the education science experts presented to the public the results of more than two years of research and pedagogical practice in over 30 schools and kindergartens in Romania, an effort dedicated to improve the well-being of children in pre-university education.
The press conference was held by prof. Lucian Ciolan, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (FPSE) and RoDaWell Project Coordinator, Prof. Univ. Anca Nedelcu, FPSE salesman, and prof. Catalin Ulrich Hygum, all members of the academic community of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Bucharest, and education experts within the project.
They presented interesting conclusions on pedagogical practices in schools and kindergartens, public policy proposals on innovative pedagogues for the well-being of the child as a result of scientific research, as well as support materials, resources that teachers can use in daily work with children.
The experience of the RoDaWell project shows that a child who feels good learns better. Each student is an autonomous person, influenced by the quality of relationships with his / her teachers and colleagues and which learns by exploring the physical, cultural and social environment.
Student well-being incorporates psychological, physical and social dimensions, including objective and subjective data of their lives. This concept includes elements related to the psychological and emotional development of children (identity and trust, self-management, initiative, resistance), social behavior (empathy, care and self-respect, alterity, civic involvement) (friendship, equity, pro-social attitudes, respect) or the ability of the learning environment to be friendly, supportive, to promote collaboration, diversity, or availability for development.
Analyzing the well-being of children in more than 30 schools as well as the approaches of over 100 teachers, four directions have been identified that relate to their well-being: the child’s autonomy, interactions in school, the learning environment and inclusion.
Last but not least, in the RoDaWell project, relevant training programs for teachers, as well as materials for kindergartens and schools, were developed as resources for the management of educational relationships and the needs of children in front of the risk from a well-being perspective.
The Romanian-Danish Educational Center for Child Welfare (RoDaWell) was established through the RoDaWell Project, implemented by the University of Bucharest, through the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, in partnership with VIA University College from Denmark.
More information about the Romanian-Danish Child-Friendly Learning Center (RoDaWell) can be found here.