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ERIC Number: EJ1132638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Learning to Walk in Another's Shoes
Gehlbach, Hunter
Phi Delta Kappan, v98 n6 p8-12 Mar 2017
Despite the enthusiasm around social-emotional learning, the vast number of skills, dispositions, and attitudes we hope to infuse into students will overwhelm even the most ambitious schools. However, a single core capacity underlies a great many social-emotional learning outcomes: social perspective taking. Recent research on this process of "reading" others--figuring out their thoughts, feelings, and motivations--suggests that we now know enough to teach this capacity to students. By helping youth engage in this process regularly as "detectives" rather than "judges" and providing them with feedback, a constellation of social-emotional learnings will blossom.
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Language: English
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