With the rise in natural disasters, disease and conflict worldwide impacting over 65 million people (UNHRC, 2018), the number of children who have experienced trauma and violence is on the rise. Thus, a compassion-based framework in education which supports student well-being and equity becomes even more pressing. Research suggests that taking this increasingly holistic approach to education improves students’ academic success and well-being and reduces educator stress and burnout. In this talk, the elements of a compassion-based framework in education will be discussed and applied specifically to supporting refugee students in Ontario.
Raghad Ebied has served as an instructor with Laurier's Faculty of Education and is currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Western University. With over 12 years of experience, she is an Ontario certified teacher, author and education and training professional in equity, diversity, and inclusion; intercultural leadership; cultivating compassion; and fostering resilience. She has authored a book of poetry and prose titled "Hope Rekindled: A Heart Empowered" and is the co-author of a children's English/Arabic book series, titled "Hadi's Adventures", which promotes diversity, creativity, and character education. For more information, please visit raghadebied.com.
This program is part of the Laurier EdTalks series and is presented in partnership with the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Education.
Registrants will receive an e-mail 24 hours before the start of the program with an invitation to join.