The Wellbeing Classroom Conference explores some of the bigger picture concepts around building wellbeing, but importantly offer you interactive experiences and practical strategies you can take back to your work with children and young people – whatever your setting. Dates for 2018 are below.
Interested in The Wellbeing Classroom Conference 2018? Want to know when the program is released? Want to book as soon as ticketing opens?
Our 2017 Conference was held at Adelaide Oval across 15-16 June. Links to resource by our 2017 keynote speakers can be accessed by clicking the links below.
Dr Janet Rose and Ms Louise Gilbert (UK)
Dr Janet Rose is currently Principal of Norland College and former Reader (Associate Professor) in Education at Bath Spa University in the UK. Along with Louise Gilbert, she pioneered research into the development of Emotion Coaching and its application in schools and community settings throughout the UK, leading to the establishment of Emotion Coaching UK.
Louise Gilbert is currently writing up her doctoral thesis on the transference of Emotion Coaching into community and educational settings. Her background is in health and education. She managed a Health Promotion Department before becoming a University Senior Lecturer in Childhood, with special interests in child development and research. With her colleague, Dr Janet Rose, she designed and delivered the first UK Emotion Coaching research project, which implemented a sustainable, community-wide, multi-agency approach to promoting children’s wellbeing and resilience. This training mode has been successfully replicated in England, and also adapted to train primary and secondary aged peer-mentors and parent groups.
Jared Cooney Horvath and Gregory Donoghue (AUS)
Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is a Cognitive Neuroscientist with expertise in human learning, memory, and brain stimulation. Jared has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Southern California, the University of Melbourne, and over 30 schools around Australia. Jared has published 3 books, over 30 research articles, and has been awarded the Endeavour Scholarship and numerous awards for scientific presentations. His research has been featured in numerous popular publications, including The Economist, WIRED, The New Yorker, New Scientist, and ABC’s Catalyst. Jared currently serves as President of NeuroEducation and the Science of Learning Group.
Gregory Donoghue is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Science of Learning Research Centre, University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Greg is a former Victoria Police senior detective and child protection investigator who, for over 3 decades, has worked with child victims and adult perpetrators of serious crimes. Having spent those years working as ‘the ambulance at the base of the cliff’, he is now focused on developing ‘the safety barrier at the top’ by researching learning interventions that enhance student wellbeing and minimise harm from dysfunctional childhood experiences. His research interests in education, psychology and neuroscience surround the science of teaching the whole child, focusing on social, emotional and psychological wellbeing, not just academic outcomes.
If you have any questions or would like to talk further about these resources from The Wellbeing Classroom Conference 2017 Key Note Speakers, or if you would like help to commence your own Wellbeing Classroom journey, please contact us.