The book is a practical and up-to-date account of ways in which schools can use emotional literacy to realize their goals of school improvement and effectiveness, increased learning, more efficient management of teaching and learning and improved relationships.

Emotional Literacy and Learning

Emotional literacy and learning

Goals of This Chapter

By the end of this chapter you will have explored a range of ways in which emotional literacy can be developed through a school's learning and teaching programme and the issues the various approaches raise. These issues will include:

  • the place of the learning and teaching programme within the whole-school approach to emotional literacy
  • the general features of successful programmes designed to help people learn emotional and social competences
  • the role of a wide range of school subjects in helping people learn various aspects of emotional literacy
  • links between work on emotional literacy and work on whole-brain thinking, on learning styles and on accelerated/dynamic learning.

Note: throughout this chapter we will mainly talk about ‘learning’ rather than ‘teaching’, to remind ...

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