Monday Lunchtime Talks: Are Happy Students better Performers?
|Starts:||13:00 16 Oct 2017|
|Ends:||14:00 16 Oct 2017|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The relationship between academic achievements and the emotional well-being of students in China. Free and informal public talk hosted by the Confucius Institute.
Educational settings are requested to achieve academic results, and thus the focus on academic training in detriment of social and emotional skills. On the other hand, scholars, educators and policy makers are increasingly preoccupied with social and emotional difficulties among students such as school violence, depressive and anxiety symptoms, and lack of motivation. Over the last thirty years, there has been a growing research interest that underscores how positive and sustained social emotional learning promotes academic achievement.
Professor Yu Kai from Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University will talk about the complexity of social and emotional learning in China and debate whether the positive effects of social emotional learning derived from Western students can generalize to their Chinese counterparts.
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