La Mer Wellbeing Model formulates, for a child or adolescent to live a life to her/his ultimate capacity, our 3 chambers of the La Mer Model are equally important as the other and they should all be balanced.
The model is founded by Christina Aloisio (BEd, BLib, MEdL) who believes that Nutrition, Education and Psychology are vital to a student's education and overall wellbeing, which will provide them with the confidence to succeed in life. Christina has been perpetually dedicated to research and academia in the field of educating and wellbeing our children and young adults. This is depicted in her book 'The Science of Positive Psychology, Student Performance and Wellbeing.'
C.R.E.A.T.E. APPRECIATION FOR LEARNING
Creative and Critical Thinking and Learning Theory - developed by Christina Aloisio (BEdTL, MEdL)
In light of the Australian Curriculum, a key component is the general capabilities. Christina Aloisio has developed a theory addressing the creative and critical thinking general capability into our students’ learning. It is called C.R.E.A.T.E. Appreciation for Learning. It utilises the following 6 aspects / skills to advance a student’s appreciation for learning and consequently their level of achievement. The learner is provided with opportunities to CREATE, RESEARCH, EXPLORE and EVALUATE knowledge and understanding.
To receive and transfer information. A change in level of knowledge takes place, in the form of, new conceptions or added knowledge.
To delve with interest into sourcing information and knowledge.
To explore and visit – to physically be acquainted with the environment of inquiry.
To create and interpret knowledge and understanding.
To utilise ICT facilities to locate and research information to attain knowledge.
To reflect, acknowledge and to celebrate learning.