Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL)
SEL-Socio Emotional Learning is the process through which children as well as adults acquire and apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to recognize, understand, express & manage their emotions, create and maintain positive relationships, feel and show empathy and become equipped to take responsible decisions.
Significance of SEL
In this era of globalization and digitalization; the cultural, regional ethnic, linguistic, and national boundaries blur and merge. As humanity forays into unheard domains and unfathomable technological revolution, the need for emotional engagement and social connectedness increases many fold. To be emotionally engaged we need to create emotionally literate people. Emotionally literate communities are socially more connected.
Emotional literacy and its significance
An emotionally literate person is able to identify, understand, use and manage emotions in self and others and also feel empathic.
Emotional literacy helps in
- Identifying emotions in self and others
- Understanding the causes of those emotions
- Regulating the aftermath of those emotions.
- Expressing those emotions
- Using and regulating those emotions
- Empathizing with others
Empathy and its importance
Empathy is the capacity to experience another person’s emotions from their perspective. Empathy helps in pro-social behavior and protects relationships.