A world-wide, non-governmental association dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for
human growth, development and well-being.
We love to talk to our members. They always provide us new ways of understanding leisure and that makes us grow as an organization. On this occasion, we talked to Trudie Walters (University of Otago, New Zealand), who was recently elected as a member of the WLO Board of Directors.
The WLO Special Interest Group (SIG) on Leisure and Well-being aims at looking into the diverse fields and dimensions of well-being within leisure contexts and related human experiences, anchored in the psychological perspective of optimal human functioning.
Mr. Ling Ping joined the WLO Board of Directors after the election process of new Board members launched in October 2017. Since then, Ling Ping has been actively engaged in the promotion of the WLO among different Chinese institutional bodies and organizations.
We are very happy to welcome a new WLO member: Erin Wilkins, Department Chair and Instructor in the Recreation Studies Department at Langara College in Vancouver (Canada). We asked her about the work she does for the promotion of leisure, as well as about her expectations with regard to the WLO.
By Teresa Freire, Facilitator of the SIG “Leisure and Well-being” Under the research team I lead in my University (the Research Team on Positive Development and Optimal Functioning), we have an intervention group program about leisure for middle adolescents, titled: “Growing-up with leisure”. This is a validated intervention program to promote adolescents’ positive attitudes toward leisure and … Continue reading “The Special Interest Group (SIG) on Leisure and Well-Being is calling for a world joint project on leisure and middle adolescents”
2018 WLO Study Tour in the city of Sao Paulo presents a unique opportunity for first-hand site visit learning experiences for professionals, scholars, public/private sector professionals and any bodyr elated to the field of leisure studies. Introduction The 3-day intense interactive programme has been designed according and connected to the WL Congress main theme “Leisure Beyond … Continue reading “2018 WL Study Tour Sao Paulo, Brazil – Registration is now open!”
In her trip to Mexico, Isabel Verdet, WLO Research and Publications Coordinator, met Demetrio Valdez in Mexico City (PhD Candidate and professor at YMCA University, and former responsible for the direction of the recreational activities programs and the training of operating staff in that area at UNAM-Mexico Autonomous University, for the past 20 years) and … Continue reading “WLO travels to Mexico and meets some very engaged members!”
We talked to new WLO Board member Ling Ping (Hangzhou Normal University, China) about his projects and engagements for the promotion of leisure and as a representative of the WLO. Learn more about him and his views on leisure through this interview.
Sue Street participated in the 2016 Field School in South Africa and is now working with Joanne Schroeder (WLCE VIU) in the organization of the 2018 Douglas Ribeiro da Silva Field School in São Paulo. For Sue, being involved in the WLO is a way of following the current trends in the field of leisure, … Continue reading “Sue Street (Canada): “I’d love to develop enhanced synergies between leisure and primary education and/or local community development””
With a growing demand in dark tourism today, we find a variety of names under which it can be studied: favela, slum, township, poverty tourism, and poorism. A community-based response to the growing demand for tourism in the favela, and an organized response to the exploitation carried on by favela tours today has a far-reaching … Continue reading “Douglas Ribeiro da Silva Field School in São Paulo (Brazil, 24 Aug-1 Sept 2018): new details revealed!”
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World Leisure Organization is a non-profit organization in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council since 1990.