Social Policy and Planning
This node studies the role that communities and societies can have on influencing policy or programming that focuses on human development and well-being.
- Role of community
- Role of society
- Role of education
- Role of digital technology
- Role of community participation and participatory methodologies in relation to policy dialogue
- Art, healing, and social chang
Functioning Across Lifespan
The development of an individual from multiple perspectives (e.g., cognitive, emotional, biological, physical, spiritual, recreational, and vocational development).
- Developmental milestone attainment
- Cognitive functioning
- Social expectations
- Physical functioning (health and disease)
- Development (emotional, biological, physical, spiritual, recreational, educational, vocational
Node Director: Neil Andersson
Family, Community & School, and Society
The individual within his/her context. More specifically, this axis will focus on relationships with parents, siblings, and family, as well as expectations (age, culture, gender-based) placed upon the individual within his/her community and society.
- Relationships (parents, siblings, family)
- Expectations of community & school, and society (age, culture, gender)
- Well-being of teachers and students.
- Relationship between teachers and parents
- Participation and civic engagement in relation to schools, communities and societies
- Addressing issues of safety and security
Education for Mental Health and Well-being
This node focuses on the enhancement of mental health and well-being across the life span through education focusing on the whole person in context.
Enhancing mental health and well-being across the lifespan through education:
- Education for mental health and well-being in K-12 school settings
- Education for mental health and well-being in post-secondary settings
- Lifelong learning for well-being
- Education for well-being focusing on the whole person, Cognitive, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual and Social.
Node Director: Professor Nancy Heath, McGill University, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology