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Cultivating the Wellbeing of Students and Teachers Through Simple but Effective Wellbeing Pedagogies and Practices

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024.

Integrating wellbeing into learning environments is foundational to supporting the whole student- achieving deeper learning, academic success and personal growth. UBC’s 2023 Teaching Practices survey found those with teaching responsibilities overwhelmingly agreed (over 90%) that teaching practices have an impact on student wellbeing. There is also a ripple effect on faculty wellbeing if students are not doing well.

What practices are most impactful at cultivating wellbeing for students, self, and colleagues? Join members of the Teaching and Wellbeing Community of Practice through case-based examples and dialogue to explore simple but effective ways to incorporate wellbeing pedagogy and resources in learning environments.

We actively welcome your involvement in identifying strengths, gaps and areas of opportunity to further embed wellbeing into teaching, learning and research (TLR) environments at an individual, interpersonal, organizational and policy level at UBC. Ideas shared will inform a whole campus wellbeing plan to accelerate action in mental health and wellbeing policies and practices in teaching, learning and research environments.

Anticipated session learning outcomes:

  • Acquire knowledge on how to cultivate wellbeing in learning environments, including through student-identified ideas.
  • Develop confidence to experiment with at least one novel strategy aimed at enhancing wellbeing within the learning environment.
  • Contribute to the development of a whole campus wellbeing plan for teaching, learning and research environments.

Facilitators:

  • Sara Kozicky, Wellbeing Strategic Initiatives Project Manager
  • Louella Monaghan, Health Promotion Specialist, Health Equity, Promotion and Education
  • Sarah Carten, Workplace Wellbeing Practices and Learning Consultant, Health Wellbeing and Benefits
  • Kathryn Gretsinger, Associate Professor of Teaching | Journalist, School of Journalism, Writing & Media