Season 2 Episode 6

Supporting Student Well-being and Learning

Students everywhere have experienced the brunt of the pandemic not only through learning loss but also through extended, well-documented mental health issues. Research has found that students struggle to cope with coursework and the pressure to excel in school, especially as their priorities have shifted to maintaining personal relationships and mental health. In CNDLS’ latest podcast episode of What We're Learning about Learning, hear how staff and faculty at Georgetown have fostered trust and belonging and motivated students by opening up to those students and creating a shared space of vulnerability and whole-person learning in the classroom.

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Featured in the episode

  • Durriya Meer, Director of CAPS and Licensed Psychologist
  • Carol Day, Director of Health Education Services and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Human Science
  • Huaping Lu-Adler, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
  • Sarah Stiles, Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Andreas Kern, Associate Teaching Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy

Statements from “The Engelhard Project 2005-2015: Voices From a Decade of Connecting Life and Learning "video

  • President John J. DeGioia, 48th President of Georgetown University
  • Heidi G. Elmendorf, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Senior Advisor to the President for Equity in Education, Director of the Regents Science Scholars Program
  • Edilma Yearwood, Associate Professor, Professional Nursing Practice Academic Department
  • Jason Tilan, Associate Professor, Human Science Academic Department
  • Alisa Carse, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Faculty Affiliate of the Kennedy Institute for Ethics
  • John Wright, Director of Student Life, Georgetown University Qatar


Additional Research

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