Improving social and emotional learning at school

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
Ask any school teacher, and they will tell you that alongside the ‘core business’ of teaching topics, a large and often unrecognised part of their job involves addressing student’s emotional, social and behavioural needs. In fact, teaching is not just a simple transfer of notions, but involves the whole emotional sphere of the methods adopted in the classroom to facilitate the learning and motivation process. There is extensive evidence associating childhood social and emotional skills with improved outcomes at school and in later life, in relation to physical and mental health, school readiness and academic achievement, crime, employment and income. This course offers practical tips to support children’s social and emotional development. The course provides an interactive mode. To share reflections and experiences on the topic will be used LEGO® Serious Play®, a methodology that offers the group a way to share ideas, assumptions and problems, encourages discussion and dialogue in a problem-solving perspective. In addition, participants will experience first-hand some activities to propose to their students in the classroom.

Learning outcomes:
This course will be an opportunity to share methodologies and exchange good practices, acquire some new tools to manage students’ emotional experiences and, last but not least, work on themselves on a personal level.
At the end of the course, participants are expected to:

  • recognize and be aware of other’s and their own emotions;
  • have become more aware of their own social and emotional skills and areas for improvement;
  • have become more familiar with some active ways to support students in developing theirs social and emotional skills.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : A2 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 25
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 13.03.2022 - 20.03.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 03.07.2022 - 10.07.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 16.10.2022 - 23.10.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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