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The Universal Education Foundation. Issue How learning environments of children and young people can be more conducive to their well being. Present situation: Our current working definition of well-being.

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The Universal Education Foundation

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Issue

How learning environments of children and young people can be more conducive to their well being

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present situation our current working definition of well being
Present situation:Our current working definition of well-being

Well being is the realization of one's physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual potential.

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present situation
Present situation

The WHO defines health as:

A state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.

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in 1972 unesco s commission report learning to be asserted that
In 1972 UNESCO’s commission report “Learning to Be” asserted that:

Present situation

“Education should contribute to every person’s complete development – mind and body, intelligence, sensitivity, aesthetic appreciation and spirituality.”

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Present situation
  • For the last 200-years, many individuals have criticized the form public schooling has taken.
  • Johann Pestalozzi, Thoreau, Emerson, Alcott, Francis Parker, John Dewey, Maria Montessori and Rudolf Steiner, among others, "…all insisted that education should be understood as the art of cultivating the moral, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the developing child".
  • http://www.infed.org/biblio/holisticeducation.htm

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Present situation

The UNESCO Task Force put forward the idea that education throughout life is based upon four pillars:

Learning to know

Learning to do

Learning to live together

Learning to be

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Transdisciplinarity

(H. Koizumi)

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Present situation

Insights:

  • Inner and Outer diversity
  • Self organization (space, time & diversity)
  • Education as a health delivery system with the support of Media and ICT
  • We are all responsible
  • Children can help us
  • Recognising rather than awarding

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our vision
Our Vision

Education by all for the well-being of children

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our values
Our Values

Respect

Integrity

Caring

Learning by experiences

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our purpose
Our Purpose

We seek to inspire people to listen more to children and young people

and

to take more initiatives to implement change for their well-being.

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our goals
OUR GOALS
  • Voices of girls and boys are heard
  • Health and education are partners for their well-being
  • Systemic change, ICTs and media contributions
  • Schools focused on well-being

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success factors
Success factors
  • Engaging children
  • Interactive web sites
  • Recognising initiatives
  • Multi Sectorial trans-diciplinary forums
  • Co-creative partnerships

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ActivitiesVoices of the ChildrenEl Ham ProgramLearning for Well Being Forums(to be piloted first in Jordan & Palestine)

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Our current partners are:

Academy for Educational Development (Washington),

Education Development Centre (Boston),

European Institute of Education and Social Policy (Paris),

International Partnership Network (London),

Madariaga Foundation (Brussels),

World Education (Boston),

The United Nations ICT Task Force (New York),

United Nations Fund for International Partnerships.

www.uef-eba.org

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our board
Our Board
  • Marwan Awartani
  • Amir Dossal
  • Corinne Evens
  • Raymond Georis
  • Mary Grey
  • Daniel Kropf

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The Universal Education Foundation

Education by all for the well-being of children

UEF is a non-profit organization registered in the Netherlands. Its founders come from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The secretariat is in Ramallah and there are operational offices in Boston and Paris.

Website: www.uef-eba.org

For more information, please contact:

Marwan Awartani, Secretary General

Telephone: +972 2 296 7967

E-mail mawartani@palnet.org

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