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ERIC Number: EJ856466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Task Groups in the School Setting: Promoting Children's Social and Emotional Learning
Van Velsor, Patricia
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v34 n3 p276-292 Sep 2009
Through social and emotional learning (SEL), individuals develop skill in negotiating relationships successfully and expressing emotions appropriately. The socially and emotionally intelligent child reaps benefits in school and later life. Counselors are best qualified to promote children's SEL and the task group in the classroom provides an excellent opportunity for them to do so. In the task group, students can learn and practice crucial skills in vivo while they work together to complete a task. The counselor's strategic attention to promoting task completion while facilitating SEL can serve to highlight the benefits of group work in the school learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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