Professor Mark Greenberg at Penn State University identifies three reasons to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools in an article in the special issue of the journal The Future of Children:
“First, schools are ideal sites for interventions with children.
Second, school-based SEL programs can improve students’ competence, enhance their academic achievement, and make them less likely to experience future behavioural and emotional problems.
Third, evidence-based SEL interventions in all schools could substantially affect public health.”
Social and emotional learning
An education program for social and emotional learning should from this background focus on five skills;
In other words, skills the build the foundation to begin a successful lifelong learning journey and healthy social- and working life in general.
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