What is emotional education in learning 2022? All you need to know

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Emotional education is the process where students acquire and effectively apply knowledge to understand and manage their self-control, self-awareness, social awareness, relational skills, and decision-making.

This is closely related to emotional intelligence, which allows us to become aware of our emotions and have the ability to regulate them. This should be considered a basic proficiency both for education and life since challenges can be better faced by achieving self-regulation.

How is emotional education and learning related?

Emotional education is a response to the needs that students have in their learning process, where the figure of the teachers is fundamental. 

A students emotional attitudes directly influence their academic achievement success. That is why the emotional abilities of each student must be known to enhance the resources that will lead them to achieve their achievements.

Educating emotions is related to first being able to identify them, empathize with others, know how to express them appropriately towards others, and develop strategies to solve possible problems that may arise.

Promoting emotional competencies allows students to improve their general well-being, including the professional aspect as well.

Importance of emotional education

Positive emotions such as joy are related to improved learning. This is why if the study environment is positive, the brain will adequately receive stimuli, allowing knowledge to be acquired more easily and remembered over time.

In addition to this, there are multiple benefits of emotional education in students, and it fosters comprehensive personal and academic development. Among them, we can find:

  • Good character and civic conduct
  • Work on emotional and social aspects of learning
  • Improve academic performance
  • Less behavioral problems and emotional stress
  • Reduce risky behaviors, such as  bullying  or bullying

How to apply emotional education in the classroom?

One of the most relevant proposals to educate students emotions is to generate strategies based on the implementation of the Universal Learning Design (UDL), which considers more than one way of learning.

For example, the DUA seeks to minimize barriers in this area by recognizing the variety of students and their way of accessing knowledge, whether in form, auditory, visual or kinetic.

Gregory Nyesom

I'm Nyesom Gregory, the Founder, and CEO of Examspot. My love for education and career is the drive behind this blog. I hold a bachelor's degree in Economics and Development Studies. I am an educationist, avid reader, a researcher, and data scientist.