Student Well-Being

Activity/Discussion 2:

In The Basics, we introduced the INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies, Chronic Crises and Early Reconstruction, which provide a broad framework for quality education for crisis-affected children and youth. These standards are oriented to child protection and participation.

Review the different dimensions of the Healing Classrooms approach to student well-being in relation to the Minimum Standards and identify the relevant standards and key indicators for each. Include any additional context-specific dimensions that you may have added in the previous activity. In what ways do the Minimum Standards Guidance Notes provide support for effective implementation of Healing Classrooms approaches? Where are the notable gaps (if any)?

Healing Classrooms Dimension

INEE Minimum Standards Reference
(Category, Standard and Most Relevant Key Indicator)

A safe learning environment oriented to well-being and active learning


Teaching and behavior management methods that promote child protection and student well-being


Positive and supportive communication with children and youth


Emphasis on reaching all learners – diversified teaching and communication styles


Creative, sports and recreation activities


Active participation of children and youth through student engagement in decision-making in school and in finding solutions to challenges


Any additional context-specific dimensions



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