PCE 2022 – Preview

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for ALL teachers and learners

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a process through which we “acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions” (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, n.d.). SEL focuses on five essential competencies:

  • Self-awareness: understanding our emotions, goals, and values
  • Self-management: skills that help learners reach their goals including managing stress and challenges
  • Social awareness: understanding social norms and developing ability to empathize with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Relationship skills: skills required to have healthy and rewarding relationships including listening actively, negotiation, and asking for help when need be
  • Responsible decision making: considering ethics, social norms, and well-being of others to make constructive choices

CASEL’s framework provides educational communities with paths for developing these competencies:

At our Pre-Conference Event at the IATEFL 2022 Conference, we will explore SEL through this framework and work together to apply it to our teaching and learning spaces via experiences and practical uses within our language teaching community. If you have a (un)successful SEL story to share or you would like to learn more about SEL, please join us.

Come back for more info soon! 🤗

We will shortly put out a Call for Proposals to speak at this event. Watch for announcements in the IATEFL eBulletin, our socials, and via TDLinkup!


Weissburg, R. 2016, Feb 15. Why Social and Emotional Learning Is Essential for Students. Edutopia. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-sel-essential-for-students-weissberg-durlak-domitrovich-gullotta

What is SEL? n.d. Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. https://casel.org/what-is-sel/

Visit memory lane to see our past PCE pages:

2021 – Alternative forms of TD

2019 – Are you a social justice warrior? (with GISIG)

2018 – Personalised teacher development (with LAMSIG)

2017 – Unlimited PD with technology (with LTSIG)

2016 – The teacher’s voice

2015 – Exploratory practice

2014 – Opening space for critical pedagogy