This webinar is hosted in English
Wellness, as an interdisciplinary field of knowledge as well as a goal for teachers/faculty and staff, is gaining strength in all levels of education. Obesity and weight/nutrition problems for students have been a compelling factor. Healthcare costs have been a compelling factor. Businesses are now placing an emphasis on Wellness, and finding the costs are worth the investment. Education is responding by re-visioning physical, health, and the arts education with wellness education. This presentation will provide information about just what this area of wellness is; and, discuss the many ways Wellness is being incorporated into education, from curriculum to food services, and even to general and individualized Wellness plans. “Wellness is Being Taught and Sought.” The educational focus extends from the primary grades to college levels. Wellness is also connecting schools and colleges to their communities in ways not often found. Find out the innovative educational approaches to Wellness, such as the learning to grow the food that eventually is prepared in the school cafeterias, and learned about in nutrition classes. Find out how nutrition, brain function, and mental health are connected interdisciplinary educational areas. This presentation will have a comprehensive overview with discussion afterwards.
Dr. Martin has decades of experience as an educator. She has always had a special interest in improving instructor-student engagement, recognizing that dynamic as one of the most vital in teaching and learning. As Director of Realizing Education’s Potential Institute, Dr Martin works internationally in tracking, collaborating, and contributing to, educational innovation. Her recently published book, The Age of Life: 21st Century Vision, presents the precedents that indicate the changes coming to the educational system.