Emotional awareness beyond cliché: what it is, what isn’t, how to develop it?
Emotional awareness is considered a foundational skill of emotional intelligence (Barchard, Brackett & Mestre, 2016; Mayer, Salovey & Caruso, 2004). It constitutes a crucial skill for further understanding of emotion experiences and, ultimately, their regulation. While many concepts from emotion intelligence, including emotional awareness, made their way into education (e.g., Wellbeing Curriculum in Ireland), it is important to keep practices aligned with the latest developments in order to avoid an eventual worn out of the initial idea and its fall into a sort of cliché status. This workshop will not cover emotional intelligence as a whole. Instead, will focus on emotional awareness, common misconceptions, its mechanisms and ways to develop it within oneself, while helping others in doing so in everyday life (e.g., students, family and friends). Participants will engage with tools used in a new social and emotional learning program developed by the organiser, currently being tested in an Irish secondary school, as part of his PhD research project.
Organiser: Angelo Simoes
Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2022)
- Date of Conference: 26-28 April 2022
- DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2022.0001
- ISBN: 978-1-913572-46-4
- Conference Location: Virtual (Dún Laoghaire, Ireland)