By Steve Killick
'This booklet will train and enthuse academics approximately emotional literacy, whereas delivering them with a bunch of functional feedback for operating with childrens to extend expertise, figuring out and keep watch over in their emotions' - Professor Neil Frude, scientific Psychologist, Western Mail
Translating the idea of emotional literacy right into a sensible, whole-school procedure, this ebook is written for lecturers, psychologists and academics wishing to introduce and implement:
o the rationale
o the practice
o the coverage development.
Drawing on his functional event as a specialist with a unique college, the writer offers every thing it is important to bring a whole education programme in this topic, together with actions and a Powerpoint presentation on a CD-rom. His paintings explains the significance of contemplating kid's emotional lifestyles at school events and provides sensible talents to aid nurture kid's emotional development.
Dr Steve Killick is a Chartered scientific Psychologist who works within the NHS with children with critical psychological illnesses. He has labored in either grownup and baby psychological future health and schooling settings and likewise works as a expert and coach for agencies and contributors. He has lately labored with Headlands university in Wales to supply an emotional literacy programme for organisational switch and curriculum development.
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The newborn will gain awareness of himself as a separate being in the first year of life. Along the way the child learns that there will be similarities and differences between how he and others feel. He will become able to evaluate the risk of what is dangerous and what is safe. A newborn child is only aware of emotion as bodily experiences of comfort or discomfort. With time these experiences can be named. The process of self-awareness is aided by developing a vocabulary of feelings. To be able to recognise that you are feeling angry, humiliated or lonely you need to know that such an emotion exists and that there is a word for that experience.
Cultural and ethnic differences will exist but what makes us most human is the universality of emotional experience. Different communities and societies will develop their own ways of communicating which will include rules of social and emotional functioning. Such differences often lead to a lack of understanding or empathy with resultant anxiety and prejudice. An attitude of respect and curiosity, as opposed to stereotyping, may enhance communication and understanding between communities and it will always be important to foster this in the education setting.
However, naming and acknowledging feelings and encouraging children to reflect upon what they are thinking and feeling can facilitate the development of self-awareness. Adolescence can present particular problems with the development of self-awareness. Teachers will be familiar with how limited some teenagers can be in emotional expression, being able only to label their experiences as good or bad, or their feelings as happy or sad. The expression of anger is restricted if only swear words can convey the strength of feeling.