Social-emotional learning develops students’ capacity for self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, interpersonal relationships, and decision-making.
Research on social-emotional learning
Singapore, one of the world’s highest-ranked education systems, is implementing changes that will “encourage individuals to concentrate on their own learning development,” and reduce the emphasis on rote-learning, student ranking, and exam preparation.
For future success, students need competencies that extend beyond the 3Rs into areas like creativity, health, social-emotional learning, and citizenship. Education systems around the world are starting to embed these competencies into school curriculum.
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that children and young people aren’t getting enough time to develop the vital competencies and skills that are learned through play.
While Ontario’s schools are doing well in teaching “the basics”, students need a broader set of skills, not only to master these ‘basics’, but to ensure that they can thrive in the future.
A recent study by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation suggests an increasing amount of teachers across Canada are seeing a rise in both the rate and severity of violence in schools.
Students need more than the 3Rs to be successful in school and in life. Health, citizenship, social-emotional, and creativity competencies are the ‘survival skills’ for the 21st century.
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
In our recent response to the Ministry of Education's proposed well-being strategy, we identified three areas of concern.
This report provides an update on People for Education’s Measuring What Matters (MWM) initiative, including some of the early findings coming out of the school field trials.
We’ve heard it as a hot topic at family dinner tables, and from employers complaining about the lack of needed skills in job applicants: What are schools doing to prepare young people for a complex…
Social-emotional learning in the news
People for Education releases 19th Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools.