In almost every society, children will be brought into the social roles that are now held by adults. Our education systems have the job of preparing children for this eventual responsibility. Therefore, all over the world people want to improve education. Some want to strengthen basic academic skills; others want to focus on critical thinking. Some want to encourage citizenship or character. But it is also important to focus on the teacher’s connection with the students if you improve that all the rest will follow.
Social and Emotional Learning also known as SEL is a method for helping students develop the knowledge, understandings and skills that sustain learning, good behaviour, and positive social relationships. SEL is an approach that teaches students to recognize, regulate, and express the social and emotional aspects of their lives so they can operate successfully in the world and deal with life responsibilities.
According to Queensland department of education and training SEL programs are designed for developing five core social and emotional competencies which are:
Self-awareness: identifying and recognizing emotions; recognizing personal interests and strengths; maintaining a well-grounded sense of self-confidence.
Self-management: regulating emotions to handle stress, control sudden urges, and motivating oneself to keep trying in overcoming obstacles, setting and monitoring progress toward the success of personal and academic goals; expressing emotions properly.
Social awareness: being able to take the perspective of and empathise with others; recognising and appreciating individual and group similarities and differences
Relationship skills: establishing and maintaining healthy and rewarding relationships based on cooperation and resistance to inappropriate social pressure, preventing, managing, and constructively resolving interpersonal conflict; seeking help when needed
Responsible decision-making: making decisions based on a...