In education, as in life, our central concern is wellbeing . . . for children and young people, and for adults.
In our view wellbeing is not a vague or a nebulous concept. Wellbeing is complex but definable. There are several different facets of wellbeing, each of which is essential for living and for learning.
Intellectual wellbeing is not the same as academic success – which is a subset of intellectual growth and achievement. Intellectual wellbeing involves an individual’s capacity to reason, to access information, to satisfy curiosity, to exchange ideas, to solve problems, to debate, to communicate effectively, to create new ideas, and so on. Intellectual wellbeing is achievable regardless of tests and examinations – although academic success is almost always an outcome of high intellectual wellbeing for those who choose to achieve academically.
Intellectual wellbeing is best achieved through learning to love learning for its own sake, and…
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