ERIC Number: ED435041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Emotional Intelligence: Keeping Your Job. Trends and Issues Alert No. 9.
Brown, Bettina Lankard
Because emotional well-being is increasingly being recognized as a predictor of success in school, family, and work life, many are advocating that emotional intelligence be promoted as early as elementary school. Emotional intelligence involves two competencies important to career success: (1) the ability to recognize personal and others' feelings and emotions; and (2) the ability to use that information to resolve conflicts, solve problems, and improve interactions with others. The academic model that has been embraced by education focuses on cognitive learning or knowledge transfer rather than on the thinking processes that lead to emotional learning and play a big role in career and life success. Educators and organizations alike are recognizing the value of emotional as well as cognitive development and are increasing training for emotional intelligence. Teachers can facilitate learning by modeling the behavior they expect learners to demonstrate in school and/or on the job. Teaching strategies should address different learning styles and incorporate visual, sensory, auditory, and interactive elements such as role playing, group discussions, and simulations. Self-disclosure, in which instructors share personal stories to communicate how they dealt with an emotion, is especially recommended. (An annotated bibliography that contains 16 references constitutes approximately 60% of this document.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Problems, Employment Level, Employment Potential, Interpersonal Competence, Models, Multiple Intelligences, Needs Assessment, Role Playing, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Success, Teaching Methods, Trend Analysis, Work Environment
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.