Exploring Evidence-based Practices in Social Emotional Learning Programs Through the Lens of Educators: A Global Perspective (67453)

Session Information: Psychology and Education
Session Chair: Rui-Ting Huang

Sunday, 2 April 2023 10:55
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Introduction: With the recent developments in the integration of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs across various school curriculums, there is an emergence of various topics of relevance and strategies applied by educators in the field of education and mental health to inculcate social and emotional skills in school children. Purpose: The present study was conducted to understand current SEL interventions, programs and curriculum used in school settings across various regions in India and outside. The study also aimed at gaining field based knowledge of the various frameworks and techniques developed and adapted under SEL. Method: A qualitative approach was used to analyse semi-structured, in-depth interviews with 12 participants selected by means of purposive sampling. The participants were educators from leading organisations of India working in the area of SEL namely; The Teacher Foundation, Labhya Foundation among others. Thematic analysis was used to categorize and analyse data. Results: 5 themes and 10 sub-themes were identified: Educator’s experience (Personal and cultural factors, Challenges in teaching), SEL Curriculum (Session structure and techniques, Trainings on SEL, Adaptation of framework, India specific curriculum, Additional services), Government initiatives (Stakeholders), Assessment of SEL curriculum (Emerging tools) and Background of children (student engagement, student responses). Conclusion: Outcome and key implications of the study are related primarily to develop a deeper understanding of current SEL practices and also to highlight the evidence-based practices used by educators in enhancing SEL skills in school students.

Purwai Pravah, CHRIST University, India
Viju P.D., CHRIST University, India

About the Presenter(s)
Purwai Pravah is a Counselling Psychologist with a Masters in Applied Counselling Psychology from TISS, India. She is an online counselling and suicide intervention specialist (SPIF) & a PhD Scholar in the Dept of Psychology CHRIST University, India.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00