Supporting Social and Emotional Competence Through the Work of Learning Stories
February lecture of the 2021 ELP Lecture Series
Presented by Wendy Lee, Educational Leadership Project
7–9pm. $45 per teacher or purchase the Season Pass and Save
He Māpuna te Tamaiti: Supporting social and emotional competence through the work of Learning Stories.
This lecture will explore the ways in which assessment can influence children’s empathy and thereby strengthen their social emotional and relational dispositions in early childhood settings. I will illustrate how teacher’s work on assessment has the power to strengthen children’s identity around empathy and improve social relationships. We will explore some of the important ideas (both theory and practice) around both empathy and social emotional competence.
Current research indicates that children around the world are less empathetic today and this has huge ramifications for their learning and for humanity. Kaiako and educators need to increasingly provide children with opportunities to develop and strengthen dispositions such as empathy as part of the pedagogical outcomes in early childhood settings.
I will show through examples, how this can be achieved by strengthening assessment documentation and by re-visiting this documentation with the learning community. We will also take the opportunity to look at the ways in which kaiako can strengthen their empathetic dispositions.