Social and emotional learning (known as “SEL”) is the process of acquiring and applying the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Based on this social and emotional learning, CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning), an organisation dedicated to generating reliable, high quality, evidence-based knowledge about social-emotional learning, has identified five broad and interrelated competency areas. These areas can be taught and applied at various stages of development, and are as follows:
- Social awareness
- Relationship skills
- Responsible decision-making
More information about this interesting method can be found here: What Is the CASEL Framework? – CASEL