Student Wellbeing – SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Student Wellbeing

Wellbeing refers to students’ physical, social and emotional wellbeing and development which is integral to learning.

It includes – Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which we learn to recognise and manage emotions, care about others, make good decisions, behave ethically and responsibly, develop positive relationships, and avoid negative behaviours (Elias et al. 1997 cited in SEL in Catholic School Communities: Guidelines for a Sustainable Whole-school Approach to Social and Emotional Learning, 2009).

There are five core competencies of SEL:

  1. Self-awareness
  2. Social awareness
  3. Self-management
  4. Responsible Decision-making
  5. Relationship skills

(SEL in Catholic School Communities: Guidelines for a Sustainable Whole-school Approach to Social and Emotional Learning, 2009)

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