Studies show that as the world becomes increasingly automated, computerised and digitalised, we are losing the very skills that define us as humans. Just when we need them the most.
According to World Economic Forum, young people are becoming less empathic than ever. American College students showed a 48% decrease in empathic concern and a 34% drop in their ability to see other people’s perspectives.
Preparation for college and career success requires much more than exposure to a robust curriculum. Students needs to develop soft skills, sometimes called core skills or key skills, such as responsibility, empathy, teamwork and positive relationships.
Traditionally, economic success and employability was strictly linked to increasing cognitive skills in education. Recent research in economics and education, however, all point to a more unified model of cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Social emotional learning in schools will have an impact on graduates’ employability and earnings.
Here are 4 ways to integrate Social- Emotional Learning in class: