Thursday, August 28, 2008

Social & Emotional Learning

The notion of social and emotional learning (SEL) has particular implications for 21st Century skills and for team/group work we undertake in our courses.

Goleman bases his theoretical framework around recent advances in brain science and how we can teach emotional intelligence. You can read more about SEL on Goleman's Blog.

Watch the video below and consider the possibilities.

If we advocate a collaborative approach to learning, and the research suggests this improves retention and efficacy, how important is SEL?

So how do you think that you rate in Emotional Intelligence (EI)? Try this test and see how you fair.

Do you think that SEL or EI are important in your classroom? Is this indeed a 21st Century skill? How would you incorporate it in your students' learning.



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