Book Chapter

Social and emotional learning and resilience education

H Cahill, B Dadvand

Health and Education Interdependence: Thriving from Birth to Adulthood | Published : 2020

Abstract

This chapter examines the contribution that evidence-informed Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs can make to the well-being of school staff and students and discusses enablers of effective pedagogical design and implementation. A review of the literature identifies that theoretically-informed SEL programs, taught with high quality and fidelity, can help reduce risk-taking behaviours, such as cigarette, alcohol and other drug use, tackle distress, strengthen connectedness to school and improve social relationships among students. Participating in SEL programs can also lead to improved academic performance. Furthermore, effective SEL programs can benefit teacher well-being, lead to s..

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