Children''s Wellbeing: Theory, Policy, and Practice

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Children''s Wellbeing: Theory, Policy, and Practice

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Political Science, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    There is a separate registration process to register for this seminar.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The concept of children's well-being has become central to academic and policy debate regarding children over the past decade. This module explores the theoretical basis of the concept and introduces the ways in which children's well-being can be defined and measured. Indicators and trends across the various domains of well-being including physical and mental health, education and environment are discussed in detail. The course critically examines how the concept of children's well-being has been used in policy and practice in Ireland and internationally to guide strategies toimprove childrens lives.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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