Social and emotional education: a teacher’s perspective Cover Image

Socialinis ir emocinis ugdymas: mokytojo perspektyva
Social and emotional education: a teacher’s perspective

Author(s): Vita Venslovaitė, Laura Danylienė
Subject(s): Education, Educational Psychology, Sociology of Education
Published by: Vilniaus Universiteto Leidykla
Keywords: emotional intelligence; social and emotional learning; social and emotional competence;

Summary/Abstract: While schools still lack balance between subject knowledge and social and emotional education (hereinafter – SEE), and despite that the focus is put more on academic achievement, SEE has recently been attracting more attention. Although the teachers are given a hard challenge – to successfully develop pupils’ social and emotional competencies – SEE is, nevertheless, still a relatively new and unexplored phenomenon in Lithuania. Thus, there is a lack of studies and scientific analyses that are needed to reveal the role of the teacher, which is required in order to successfully implement the social and emotional development concept of an educational institution. The goal of this article is to reveal the teachers’ attitudes and opportunities and empirically discover their experiences within the context of social and emotional education. The article is based on humanistic psychology provisions. The methods used were theoretical (an analysis of literature) and empirical (a qualitative study that applied a structured interview method, and the data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis). This article analyzes the theoretical aspects of social- emotional education and emotional intelligence. It reveals the role of SEE and the role of the teacher in developing social and emotional education.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 40
  • Page Range: 111-126
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Lithuanian