New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning through Technology

The New Vision for Education project examines the role that technology can potentially play to improve education for the future.  In phase II, we investigated innovative ways to help students develop competencies* and character qualities broadly defined as social-emotional skills, which are critical components of 21st-century skill framework but not a core focus in today’s curriculum.  Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) will prepare today’s students for this evolving workplace, with consequent benefits for individuals, businesses, the economy and society as outlined in the World Economic Forum Report.

Image of Exhibit from the New Vision for Education Report on page 8. Exhibit contains competencies including critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration with character qualities that include social and cultural awareness, leadership, adaptabiity, persistence/grit, initiative, curiosity. The center of the exhibit contact the strategies to teach all of the skills.

Exhibit 3: A variety of general and targeted learning strategies foster social and emotional skills