Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. The purpose of this workshop is to take advantage of the pedagogical potential of short stories to delve into Social and Emotional Learning. To this end, we will read some stories and carry out some activities in order to encourage discussion among participants.
- General overview of the state-of-the-art theory and definition of SEL
- Discussion and exploration of the instructional methods commonly used in SEL
- Discussion and exploration of different short stories that delve into SEL
- Discussion of the importance and/or effectiveness of SEL in school and life success
Presentation and discussion of the definition of SEL. Exploration of the instructional methods commonly used in SEL. Discussion and exploration of different short stories that delve into SEL.
Guided group reflection and exchange of ideas on the main issues raised by the theory and the hands-on practice regarding the importance and/or effectiveness of SEL in school and life success.
American Institutes for Research (2017). Center on Great Teachers and Learners: Social and Emotional Learning in the Daily Life of Classrooms. Retrieved from http://www.gtlcenter.org/technical-assistance/professional-learning-modules/social-and-emotional-learning-daily-life-classrooms
Edutopia (2017). Social and Emotional Learning. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/social-emotional-learning
Edutopia. (2014). A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/SEL-parents-resources
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2017). Social and Emotional Learning: A Series of Resources on the Importance of Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Learning and Development so that They Can Lead Healthier, More Successful Lives. Retrieved from http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/collections/social-and-emotional-learning.html
Schonert-Reichl, K. A. (2017). Social and emotional learning and teachers. Future of Children, 27(1), 137-155.