Social and Emotional Learning and Development: Theoretically informed Practice for K-12 education

This course engages students in a series of explorations that illuminate the field of social and emotional learning, which is fast becoming one of the most exciting areas of teaching and learning in U.S. schools. Students explore how social, emotional, and academic learning can be interwoven with what we understand about child and youth development, and how these ideas can inform the pedagogy and practices of caring in schools. Students also uncover how social and emotional learning is bound together with the struggle for civic participation and issues around structural oppression. Making use of a great variety of sources from articles to podcasts, novels, and films, students debate the critical role educators play in the development of emotional intelligence and resilience in K-12 students. Through their engagement with many different activities and learning structures, students make the connection between social-emotional skills and school climate, and explore the distinguishing features of positive cognitive, social, and emotional development at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Students debate historic and contemporary cases of evidence-based social-emotional practices and programs in a range of urban and suburban schools. Students also have multiple opportunities to explore their own social emotional educations and design their own initiatives to act on their learning.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Rubin

Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Typical Periods Offered: Summer

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Summer 2020 is the last term this course will be taught. The course will become a 300-level seminar.