We present our final Personal Competency in this issue of IndistarBURST - Social/Emotional Competency. Our definition of social/emotional competency includes understanding and managing emotions, seeing and achieving positive goals, feeling and showing empathy for others, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, and making responsible decisions.
“As with other competencies, social/emotional competency is malleable, subject to enhancement through instruction as well as through the example set by teachers and peers and through the school’s and classroom’s norms for relationships among teachers and students.” (Redding, 2014, p.21)
In addition, learning from and supporting parents yields positive results in both improved social/emotional competency and academic achievement.
To read more about Social/Emotional Competency, read pages 17-23 in Personal Competency: A Framework for Building Students' Capacity to Learn (Center on Innovations in Learning, 2014).
Click here to see a list of indicators and research briefs about Social/Emotional Competencies.