WHAT  IS  SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL)?

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development.

 

SEL is the process through which all young people and adults 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. (CASEL website 2021)

Why do HAPPY BUILDER Programs support the development of SEL skills?

HAPPY BUILDER has a learn-through-play approach: by actively engaging the students in its hands-on workshops, SEL happens naturally. Because the social skills are learned through experience and play, the learning is deeper, more meaningful and easy to re-utilise in day-to-day life.

Social and Emotional Learning involves students having opportunities to learn and practice social skills such as:

  • cooperation

  • managing conflict

  • making friends

  • coping

  • being resilient

  • recognising and managing their own feelings 

 

The HAPPY BUILDER programs are set out to explicitly promote these skills in children and young people using hands-on experience and a strengths-based approach.

 

Our programs are set out to focus mainly on the following skills:

  • TEAM: How to work effectively in Teams?

  • MANAGING CONFLICTS: How to handle them?

  • STRENGTHS: Identify your strength and your peers strengths and put the focus on them.