The Learning for Well-being approach is designed to contribute to our vision of how we would like our world to be:
Inclusive and supportive societies where everyone realises their unique potential throughout their life.
Implicit in this vision is the belief that it is only through developing inclusive and supportive societies that everyone will be able to realize their unique potential.
The aims define the direction of the foundation’s activities towards its vision. They are not attainable as such, but they offer an orientation and frame of reference. They are linked to the field shifts the foundation wishes to create in relation to the identified problems.
Children’s environments support holistic engagement of all involved. This means that both children and those interacting with them feel participation is woven with purpose, and are able to connect their actions with their inner life. It also means that learning and living experiences stimulate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development, and are supported by core capacities throughout life.
Children’s environments recognise that learning and participation happen differently for each child, depending on their inner patterns of processing their experience. Families and educators explore and recognise these patterns as they unfold, and create ways through which children’s natural qualities and strengths can be valued and expanded.
Well-being for all requires spaces and means through which children participate in defining and creating well-being, not only for themselves but also as a shared vision for society.
Development must happen in both children and adults alike, who must see and treat each other as competent partners in each other’s growth, and in creating sustainable and fair societies.
We believe these shifts can be supported through developing their core capacities to make decisions and take actions that serve themselves, others, and their communities.
Below is a diagram explaining the key elements of how we use the Learning for Well-being approach to create the shifts we want to see in the world.