Through this challenge, you learn to work with emotional intelligence, making the most of the activities and proposals relating to any specific curriculum content, as well as activities that are clearly aimed at working on these kinds of emotional skills. Examples of the types of activities you will learn to work with are activities on identification or emotion, those that promote social skills, active listening, expression of feelings and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.
24 hours approx. on the Platform (Theory)
21 hours approx. in the Classroom (Practice)
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Developing the following skills:
Practice focussed and open attention, as well as teachers and students’ emotional self-control, creating a calm ambience of concentration that favours learning.
Master the necessary tools to incorporate practices that contribute to developing the emotional intelligence of the teacher and students.
Establish close relationships between the teacher and students, creating an ambience of trust and effective interpersonal communication to generate a classroom environment that favours learning.
Emotional Education is a term coined by Peter Salovey and John Mayer and widely used by the psychologist, philosopher and journalist Daniel Goleman, which can be briefly defined as the ability to feel, understand, control and modify one’s own and others’ moods.
More and more research shows that the development of emotional intelligence is a key factor in learning, student’s well-being, academic and, later on, professional success. Being aware of this, teachers are increasingly required to develop the emotional competencies of their students.
However, to do this, each teacher must be able to develop their own emotional intelligence and, in turn, receive the necessary training to deal with this demand. Therefore, this Challenge reviews theoretical bases and practical suggestions so each teacher can take the first steps in the difficult but important task of identifying and managing their own emotions and, subsequently, contributing to the emotional literacy of their students.
Learning to handle emotional intelligence as teachers, broadens our professional ability to be more effective and respectful with our students when applying to learning the abilities that teachers and students have to feel, understand, control and modify our moods, as well as applying the cognitive skills that, traditionally, we often take into consideration.
Through this challenge, you learn to work with emotional intelligence across the board, making the most of the activities and proposals relating to any specific curriculum content, to do learning activities that are clearly aimed at working on these kinds of emotional skills.
The Emotional Education Challenge enables:
• The encouragement of free expression.
• The establishment of constructive, supportive and balanced relationships among students.
• The development of communication skills: active listening, expression of feelings and assertiveness.
• Cooperation in the planning and realisation of group activities.
• Assessment of own effort and perseverance.
• Identification and control of emotions.
Through a personalised self-analysis, we will analyse and propose the course that best suits you, to first work on the skills you need most to develop your teaching competencies following your chosen Challenge.
We will propose:
- Practical case studies and different scenarios of educational practice
- Theory relating to the subject matter
- Proposal for application in your classroom or work environment
- Indications, suggestions and examples to implement real practice, gather evidence and share it with other colleagues.
TeachersPro is designed to develop teaching skills and competencies through interaction with other peers, expanding professional criteria through effective studying and sharing of practical situations in diverse contexts.
Our great commitment is that you can share your acquired knowledge and learning with the TeachersPro community comprising colleagues from different parts of the world, that you see yourself as a potential tutor for other teachers, and other participants as potential tutors for your own training.
You can ask for help through the TeachersPro community, as well as sharing your ideas and evidence of your practice, creating an exchange of knowledge that benefits everyone.
If needed, you can always turn to our team of expert tutors to give you constructive and rigorous feedback on your own evidence. You can sign up for this service on the Platform whenever you need it.
You will also have the chance to review the portfolios of other teachers with whom you share common interests and share evidence of your work on the TeachersPro Platform.
TeachersPro certifies the knowledge you acquire through a badge system. If you wish, at the end of each Learning Challenge you can obtain a professional teaching certificate for the competency you have completed through a specific tutor, and recognition from Finland University (the most important consortium of public universities in Finland).