Well-being Matters at University
It was great to be part of the well-being day at Swansea University, recently. John Likeman, a class teacher for many years, has a passion for developing Values Vocabulary within the learning environments.
“Poor well-being is a common issue today and I have found this session engaging and interesting and very fitting for today’s society.” – PGCE student
John’s 2-hour lecture was in three parts:
Firstly, addressing Values, the important and lasting beliefs or ideals shared in our schools about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable. School Values have a major influence on pupils’ behavior and attitude and serve as map, guiding us through daily situations and signposting our routes to learning. John went on to demonstrate through various tasks and original video footage how a true understanding of values can only evolve through extensive input into developing a values vocabulary.
“I think the service you have provided today has been absolutely amazing.” – PGCE student
Secondly, a study of the NEF Five Ways to Well-being, proven guidelines which are essential for all areas of society to remain well. John showed showed why learning facilitators should seek opportunities for children to connect, keep learning, be active, take notice and give something back during each and every school day.
Finally, John validated the use of PausePoints © GwylanUK Ltd, to provide structured opportunities to enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being in schools, while cultivating inner peace and awareness.
“John instils a positive sense of self and more broadly, of life. A very compelling speaker.” – PGCE student
The feedback from the students was so positive and we are already planning further opportunities to work alongside the University of Wales.