The Importance Of Social And Emotional Learning

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Introduction

Social and emotional learning is the process of developing basic social and emotional competence in children and youth, and also of acquiring knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to recognizing and managing emotions. In addition, as these learnings teach youths how to cope with the social surroundings, establish and maintain relationships with others, and exercise effective decision-making, social and emotional learning are crucial in youth period as they play important role in youth’s successful transition to adulthood.

According to the research conducted by Hamedani and Darling-Hammond, they have concluded that it is possible to improve school performance, prosocial behaviour, and reduce aggressive
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Five groups of basic, interrelated, social and emotional competencies are identified by Humphrey (2013) as being: self-consciousness, which refers to self-awareness, an accurate assessment of own feelings, interests, values and a sense of self-esteem; self-management which pertains to the regulation of the expression of one 's emotions; social awareness as the ability to capture the perspectives of others and empathy with them; social skills, meaning establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with others, resisting unwanted social pressure, and taking constructive conflict resolution; and responsible decision making which refers to ethical standards and appropriate social norms, and ultimately contributing to the welfare of the whole community. As these are competencies that individuals acquire and then improve upon during their development phases and through interpersonal experiences, it is important to start early so that they can be honed when they are crucial as means of one’s…show more content…
Most of them are created for other purposes, specifically conflict resolution, substance abuse, sexual assault, and so on. On the other hand, if the program is primarily focused on social and emotional competencies, groups targeted by different aspects of emotional intelligence - for instance, young children focused on building an emotional vocabulary, or on recognition of emotional expressiveness (Blyth, Olson, & Walker, 2015b) - would prove beneficial in controlling impulses and regulating emotions, which is important in
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