Social Emotional Learning and Lifeskills
Through the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programme, our students acquire skills, knowledge and dispositions to manage self and relationships effectively. They also learn to make responsible decisions essential for personal and social well-being. Research shows that there is a strong link between SEL and student outcomes in the areas of mental well-being, character development, school success, career success and responsible citizenship.
SEL is a critical part of our students’ learning to prepare them to live and work as adults in the 21st Century. SEL is taught within the Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) curriculum in schools. Together with the core values, SEL form an integral part of MOE’s Framework for 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes.
The impartation of social and emotional competencies to students are explicit during our civics lessons and assembly talks. These skills are also infused in other curriculums, activities and teachable moments.
SEL is taught and facilitated in the context of a safe, caring and supportive environment where a positive teacher-student relationship is established. This is critical as students perceive that they are respected, supported and valued by their teachers when such a connection is form.
Together with our Peer Supporters, Teacher Counsellors and School Counsellor, we aimed to create a conducive environment within the college community and thus enhance our students’ learning motivation.