Social and emotional learning, or SEL, programs have flourished in schools during the last decade.
The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization is offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder.
These programs vary widely but most share a concern for five individual, student competencies: self awareness; self-management; social awareness; relationship skills; and finally responsible decision making.
It is important for teachers and parents to know about and understand these programs. While lots of SEL programs emphasize K-12 student social and emotional learning, only a very few programs exist to promote, and help teachers explore their own emotional well-being. In this Specialization our central premise is this:
To facilitate students’ social and emotional learning, a teacher must know the student as a person. This means that the teacher must strive to know her or him self. In order to help students achieve a degree of well-being, teachers need to be aware of their own well-being.
In our Specialization, “The Teacher and SEL” the instructors (Randy Testa and Dan Liston, as well as Emily Price and Ben Kirshner) examine kindergarten through high school SEL programs, looking at both established programs and less well-known community-based and youth empowerment approaches.
Along with this examination of K-12 SEL programs, we bring a much needed emphasis on the teachers’ well being.
Applied Learning Project
Students will utilize course knowledge and skills to create either a ‘Teacher Implementation Plan’ focused on developing student or teacher SELprograms, or a cinema project examining student & teacher SEL implications in educationally oriented films.
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- The Teacher's Social and Emotional Learning
- SEL for Students: A Path to Social Emotional Well-Being
- Expanding SEL
- Teacher SEL: Programs, Possibilities, and Contexts
- SEL Capstone
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- 6 months
- 3 hrs/week
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DisciplinesEducation Pedagogy Teaching View 58 other Short Courses in Education in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- No prior experience required.
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.