Incorporating emotional education into the curriculum and training the entire educational community in socio-emotional competencies will help improve teaching and learning during the health crisis
Addressing and counteracting the social anxiety and emotional distress that COVID-19 has created in the educational community is more necessary than ever to develop socio-emotional skills in teachers, families and especially students, confirm various international organizations. But how can emotional education become a reality, both in times of the coronavirus and under normal circumstances? in the this monograph, Experts and consulted sources make suggestions to facilitate that emotional education is increasingly present and is expressly included in the curriculum.
The importance of emotional education before, during, and after the coronavirus
The Emotional education “is a continuous and permanent educational processwhich aims to promote the development of emotional competencies as an essential element of human development, in order to train for life and with the aim of Increase in personal and social well-being“as described Rafael Bisquerra and Nuria Pérez, Researcher from the University of Barcelona.
Every crisis, from wars to pandemics such as the one COVID-19 is currently experiencing, involves strong negative emotional responses such as panic, stress, fear, anger, and fear. The development of socio-emotional learning skills in people helps to approach stressful situations calmly and with balanced emotional reactions. What’s more These skills help strengthen critical thinking to make more informed decisions in life.says UNESCO.
“When emotional development is not adequately addressed, there is most likely a increased anxiety, stress, depression, Substance use, risky sexual behavior, uncontrolled impulsivity, violence, etc. There are studies that point to this even before the coronavirus, and in the current context there are elements that …