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School of Education

Special Topics: Social Emotional Learning

EDUC 6804, 3 semester hours, Section 501, Class No. 16438
Session E: June 8–July 2, 2015
Emily Price
Over the last fifteen years, increased emphasis has been placed on examining the role of social emotional learning (SEL) in teaching and learning, as well as expanding the space for its practice in p-12 classrooms. Students will learn about the history of the movement, its purposes, goals, the competencies it seeks to promote, how it is addressed in educational policy, its relationship to other movements and education reforms, possible program formats and characteristics of effective programs. In an effort to address both the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the movement as well as its practical application, students will also conduct in-depth reviews of several programs, including the locally based Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, and the research that supports them.