Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Venue: Tannock Hall (ND4) lecture theatre and foyer
Please join us to hear visiting Professor Tina Hascher (University of Bern, Switzerland) discuss her research on wellbeing in schools.
Wellbeing in schools is an issue of increasing importance in many countries. Australia and Switzerland share the idea that schools must play an active role in fostering wellbeing and many wellbeing programs have been implemented. However, what is the evidence that wellbeing contributes to successful student learning? And what is evidence that teacher wellbeing is related to teaching quality? These two key questions have inspired my research over many years. In this presentation I will share the main findings of my research on students’ and teachers’ wellbeing, explain how schools may foster wellbeing and what is needed next to better understand wellbeing in schools.
About Professor Tina Hascher
Tina Hascher is a professor of Education Science at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Her research interests lie in emotions and motivation in school, wellbeing and health education as well as teacher education. She graduated from studies in Psycholinguistics, Psychology and Special Education at the LM-University in Munich, Germany. Her PhD-Studies were completed at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psychological Research in Munich and her Habilitation (post-doc studies, Habilitation thesis: “Wellbeing in school”) at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.