Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Timothy Taylor — The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning

Life and work is more than reading and writing and arithmetic. Being able to function well with others in a wide range of situations is extraordinarily important--for many jobs, at least as important--as explicitly cognitive skills. The Future of Children has devoted is Spring 2017 issue to nine articles about "Social and Emotional Learning." After reading through the articles, my sense is that the subject is of potentially enormous importance, and that the state of current knowledge and practice is fragmented and incomplete, with difficulties in deciding what traits to study, at what ages, and how to measure them. Here are a few snippets....
Conversable Economist
The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning
Timothy Taylor | Managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, based at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

See also

Social intelligence

Emotional intelligence

Theory of multiple intelligences

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