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ERIC Number: EJ897885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 102
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
From Rhetoric to Reality: The Problematic Nature and Assessment of Children and Young People's Social and Emotional Learning
Watson, Deborah Lynette; Emery, Carl
British Educational Research Journal, v36 n5 p767-786 Oct 2010
There is little doubt of the educational and social merits of developing children and young people's social and emotional capabilities. But there lacks consensus on what these capabilities are; what should be assessed or shown to have developed over time; and the most appropriate methods for doing this. Through the conceptual framework of "social and emotional dispositions and skills" (SEDS), and based on research in Wales, we present the argument for an alternative assessment methodology designed to challenge dominant discourses in the field and present a "minoritarian" perspective of children and young people's social and emotional learning. The intention of this paper is to present a rationale for the co-construction of an understanding of the concept of SEDS and engage in critical debate with researchers and practitioners from a wide range of services for children and young people. (Contains 1 figure and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)