Theoretical and Conceptual Research


Purposes of Education

Brighouse, H. (2006). On education. Routledge.

Coulter, D. L., & Wiens, J. R. (Eds.). (2008). Why do we educate? Renewing the conversation. Blackwell Publishing.

Conceptualizing Well-Being

Falkenberg, T. (2014). Making sense of Western approaches to well-being for an educational context. In F. Deer, T. Falkenberg, B. McMillan, & L. Sims (Eds.), Sustainable well-being: Concepts, issues, and educational practices (pp. 77-94). ESWB Press.

Falkenberg, T. (2019). Framing human well-being and well-becoming: An integrated systems approach.

Falkenberg, T. (in press). The ethics of sustainable well-being and well-becoming: A systems approach to virtue ethics. In H. Bai, D. Chang, & C. Scott. (Eds.). Eco-virtues: Living well in the Anthropocene. University of Regina Press.

Prilleltensky, I., & Prilleltensky, O. (2007). Webs of well-being: The interdependence of
personal, relational, organizational and communal well-being. In J. Haworth & G. Hart (Eds.), Well-being: Individual, community and social perspectives (pp. 61-78). Palgrave Macmillan.

McMahon, D. M. (2006). Happiness: A history. Grove Press.

Nussbaum, N. C. (2011). Creating capabilities: The human development approach. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Seligman, M. E. P. (2011). Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being. Free Press.

O’Brien, C., & Howard, P. (Eds.). (2020). Living schools: Transforming Education. Education for Sustainable Well-Being Press.

Falkenberg, T., & Krepski , H. (2020). On Conceptualizing Child Well-Being: Drawing on Disciplinary Understandings of Childhood. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 43(4), 891-917.

Teacher Well-Being

Falkenberg, T. (2016). Inner wisdom: A foundation for being a teacher. In K. Ragoonaden & S. Bullock (Eds.), Mindfulness and critical friendship: A new perspective on professional development for educators (pp. 1-12). Lexington Books.

Education & Well-Being

Hostetler, K. D. (2011). Seducing souls: Education and the experience of human well-being. Continuum.

Noddings, N. (2003). Happiness and education. Cambridge University Press.

White, J. (2011). Exploring well-being in schools: A guide to making children’s lives more fulfilling. Routledge.

Deer, F., Falkenberg, T., McMillan, B., & Sims, L. (2014). Sustainable well-being: Concepts, issues, and educational practices. Education for Sustainable Well-Being Press.

Natural Environment & Well-Being

Orr, D. W. (2006). Earth in mind: On education, environment, and the human prospect. Island Press.

Russell, R., Guerry, A. D., Balvanera, P., Gould, R. K., Basurto, X., Chan, K., Klain, S., Levine, J., & Tam, J. (2013). Humans and Nature: How Knowing and Experiencing Nature Affect Well-Being. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 38(1), 473-510.

Sandifer, P. A., Sutton-Grier, A. E., & Ward, Bethney P. (2015). Exploring connections among nature, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human health and well-being: Opportunities to enhance health and biodiversity conservation. Ecosystem Services, (12), 1-15.

Indigenous Perspectives on Well-Being

Deer, F., & Falkenberg, T. (2016). Indigenous perspectives on education for well-being in Canada. Education for Sustainable Well-Being Press.

O’Brien, C., & Howard, P. (Eds.). (2020). Living schools: Transforming Education. Education for Sustainable Well-Being Press.