Child Study Center Speaker Series
Kimberly Shonert-Reichl, Ph.D., Professor, Educational and Counseling Psychology, and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
"A New Kind of Fitness: Strengthening Social and Emotional Competence and Well-being of Children Through Social and Emotional Learning"
Abstract: In this presentation, Dr. Schonert-Reichl will discuss how the field of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has expanded during the past decade across the world, providing specific examples of how SEL is being integrated into educational policy and practice. She will then discuss some of the necessary ingredients for expanding SEL into the very fabric of education, including the need for rigorous research, systemic integration of SEL into schools and communities, and integrating SEL into educator preparation. Dr. Schonert-Reichl will draw from her own research on specific SEL programs that focus on promoting empathy, kindness, and altruism, discussing both methodological and practical issues when conducting research in schools. Directions for future work will also be discussed.
Co-sponsored with the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center.
Wednesday, April 18 at 4:15pm