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The integration of social and emotional learning and traditional knowledge approaches to learning and Education in the Pacific

Lagi, Rosiana and Armstrong, Derrick (2017) The integration of social and emotional learning and traditional knowledge approaches to learning and Education in the Pacific. In: Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Springer, Singapore, pp. 253-271. ISBN 978-981-10-3393-3

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Abstract

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the development and application of social and emotional knowledge and skills that promote a sense of self-worth and awareness that enable one to bond and interact openly and confidently with others. This chapter will draw upon studies of learning in the Pacific region to consider the extent to which teachers employ SEL perspectives, either explicitly or implicitly, in their classroom practice. We consider the value of integrating SEL theories and practices within a Traditional Knowledge Approach (TKA) framework. The evidence from studies in the Fiji Isles suggests that where integration of these approaches does take place, students tend to be more engaged with their learning. Moreover, there is evidence that teachers who adopt an integrated SEL/TKA approach into their classroom practice find that the purposeful use of TKA, informed by SEL theories, enable them to achieve better learning outcomes.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social and emotional learning Traditional knowledge approach Pacific cultures and societies Learning in indigenous communities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 09:52
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 09:52
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9755
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