• Kelly

    25 June 2020 at 10:40 am

    Hi all,

    Although I am not actively teaching online, my kids have been ‘learning’ online which has given me lots of food for thought on best ways of moving forward in the unpredictable future. I have been doing some research into social and emotional learning and its importance for now and the future of children. Between the impact of Covid and BLM, I think SE learning has never been more prevalent. My children have not had difficulties adapting to a new platform, or to working online – what the challenges have been are their relational skills, their lack of a social context – which is of ultimate importance in learning, especially for younger people. I also believe that as service learning deals with authentic issues stemming from the world outside of school, and student response to these issues, whether emotionally or psychologically, cannot be ignored. SE learning must be in our toolbox for now and the future.