Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Academic Outcomes: Teacher Support during Classroom Interactions

Keywords: Social Emotional Learning, Scaffolding, Self Awareness, Social Skills, Pandemic

Abstract

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is crucial for children’s development of social and emotional skills, including relationships, communication, decision-making, self-esteem, and behavior. It can help reduce the attainment gap between slow-learners and their peers. The study examines the relationship between social-emotional learning (SEL), Academic Outcome and the social dimensions of teacher support during classroom interactions, based on Lev Vygotsky’s socio-cultural learning theory. Vygotsky’s theory suggests that empathy and the ability to articulate thoughts are crucial for deep learning. The study aims to understand the perceived levels of social dimensions in terms of belongingness at school, social learning experiences, and relationships with teachers, peers, and parents. The study also seeks to determine if there is a significant relationship between SEL and academic outcomes and teacher support during classroom interactions. It comes to light that by actively scaffolding classroom interactions and integrating social-emotional learning into the regular academic schedule, teachers can support their students.

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2024-07-01
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