General information

Module title Well-Being In Education
Language English
Module lecturer dr Krzysztof Wawrzyniak
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Senior lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 15
USOS code 11-WB-11-a


Module aim (aims)

• To strengthen the knowledge of a range of teacher profession and school environment determinants and abilities to cope with them • stimulating self-reflection and self-consciousness in becoming a professional teacher• sharing different educational (as well as cultural) experiences• shaping pro-active attitude towards introducing educational changes

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Pre-service teachers, Educational faculties students (with school apprenticeship)


Week 1: Organizational meeting; Students self-presentation; ice-breaker gamesWeek 2: Student (personal) perspective – school structure perception; motivation; reasons of students’ misbehaviourWeek 3: Parent/stakeholder (environmental) perspective – demanding parents phenomenon; stakeholders influence and engagement in education Week 4: Teacher/school leader (professional) perspective – teaching dilemmas; teachers’ mistakes; culture of dialogue; becoming an authorityWeek 5: Teaching and learning styles – own learning/teaching philosophy; personal educational priorities; towards authenticity and reliability in education Week 6: Collaboration and interdependence (dependence and independence) in education – school as a learning communityWeek 7: Policy perspective – contemporary/alternative school models ; EU principles in school developmentWeek 8: Putting passion into learning and teaching – closing meeting with students’ presentations

Reading list

• Thorburn M. /ed./, Wellbeing, education and contemporary schooling, Routledge, New York 2018• Brophy J., Motivating Students to Learn, Routledge, New York 2010• Fenstermacher G., Soltis J., Approaches to Teaching ,Teachers College Press, New York 2009• Covey S., The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, Free Press, Ney York, 2004• Postman N., The End of Education, Vintage Books, New York 1996• REPORTS:o OECD (2017), PISA 2015 Results (Volume III): Students’Well-Being, PISA, OECD Publishing, Paris. Teaching Careers in Europe: Access, Progression and Support, Eurydice Report, Brussels 2018o European Ideas for Better Learning: the Governance of School Education Systems, European Commission Report, Brussels 2018