This book explores the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools to foster supportive environments and good relationships. It presents research from nine different countries with discussion of how teachers, student teachers and policymakers can ensure successful SEL at school.

The book stresses the importance of social and emotional learning to allow students to become more autonomous and active in their own learning and presents very innovative ways of learning and teaching the skills. It makes the case for understanding the processes of how SEL can develop and how it can work in different cultural contexts, considering different challenges of implementing SEL within the school context. The chapters draw on theoretical discussions illustrated by practical examples and explore the role of teacher training in SEL and how SEL can be applied within the school curriculum.

Discussing an increasingly important topic in the field of education around the world, this book will be of great interest to academics, researchers, educational leaders and university teacher trainers interested in developing social and emotional learning and overall well-being at school.

Chapter 6 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. Funded by the UIDEF - Unidade de Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Educação Formação - polo UIDEFMH.

chapter |12 pages


part 1|58 pages

The implementation process of social and emotional learning in the school context

part 2|93 pages

Social and emotional learning and personal and professional development

chapter Chapter 8|17 pages

Social and emotional learning

A key component of the International Standards on Drug Use Prevention and Sustainable Development

part 3|69 pages

Perspectives on social and emotional learning in teacher education

chapter Chapter 9|23 pages

Significant in life

Core learning outcomes of a social and emotional course in physical education teacher education

chapter |14 pages


Towards an integrative view of social and emotional learning