Towards social and emotional learning…


Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL))widely used framework for systematic Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) identifies five core competencies that when prioritised across settings – districts, schools, classrooms, families, and the wider community – can fulfil the purpose of education of inspiring young minds and satisfying their creed of knowledge.

Self-awareness: Igniting the knowledge of strengths and limitations in students and developing in them a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and growth mindset.

Self-management: Teaching students to effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate themselves to set and achieve goals.

Social awareness: Enabling students to understand the perspectives of others and empathise with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Relationship skills: Training students to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.

Responsible decision making: Preparing students to make constructive choices about personal behaviour and social interaction based on ethical standard, safety, and social norm.

SEL interventions have increased students’ academic performance by 11 percentile points.Statistically, 57% more students in schools with an SEL program improved their skills, 27% more improved their academic performance, and 24% more improved their emotional well-being and social behaviour.