Presentation on theme: "Emotional Literacy Transforming Relationships West Dunbarton"— Presentation transcript:
1Emotional Literacy Transforming Relationships West Dunbarton Dr Elizabeth Morris
2Emotional Intelligence An intelligent use of emotions?Emotions as a form of intelligence?
3Emotional Literacy - Definition - Recognising, understanding, appropriately expressing and effectively handling emotional states in ourselves and others.SEL 2001
4Introducing Emotional Literacy What is it and why is it importantStrong, positive impact on students and staff- Enhancement of personal and interpersonal skills- Creation of emotionally literate relationships and learning- Development of a socially / emotionally responsive community
5‘Terminology’Emotional intelligence – our potential to be aware of and manage emotional statesEmotional literacy – the practice of doing this. Emotional intelligence in action.Social and emotional competence – the skills, attitudes and behavioural indicators of emotional intelligenceEmotional wellbeing – emotional health and resilience…….
6Curriculum for Excellence Successful learnersConfident individualsResponsible citizensEffective contributors.
7Successful Learners Enthusiasm and motivation for learning Determination to reach high standards of achievementOpenness to new thinking and ideas and able to:Use literacy, communication and numeracy skillsUse technology for learningThink creatively and independentlyLearn independently and as part of a groupMake reasoned evaluationsLink and apply different kinds of learningin new situations.
8Confident individuals Self-respectA sense of physical, mental and emotional well-beingSecure values and beliefsAmbition and able to relate to others and manage themselvesPursue a healthy and active lifestyleBe self-awareDevelop and communicate their own beliefs and view of the worldLive as independently as they canAssess risk and make informed decisionsAchieve success in different areas of activity
9Responsible Citizens Respect for others Commitment to participate responsibly in political,economic, social and cultural life and able to:Develop knowledge and understanding of the world andScotland's place in itUnderstand different beliefs and culturesMake informed choices and decisionsEvaluate environmental, scientific and technological issuesDevelop informed, ethical views of complexissues. Responsible Citizens
10Effective Contributors with:An enterprising attitudeResilienceSelf-reliance and able to:Communicate in different ways and in different settingsWork in partnership and in teamsTake the initiative and leadApply critical thinking in new contextsCreate and developSolve problems
11Where has it come from?Interdisciplinary foundations – social sciences, psychology, clinical work…….Brain research - NeurologyPsychoneuroimmunology (PNI)Educational researchPsychotherapeutic and psychiatric researchSocial and cognitive psychology
123 things that develop a child’s brain into a learning tool that lasts a lifetime Enriched Emotional EnvironmentEnriched Physical EnvironmentModerate Stress
13Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences 1. Linguistic - talking/listening – politician,author2. Logical-mathematical – balance check book –scientist, actuary3. Spatial – decorating house – artist/architect4. Musical – enjoy listening to radio – DJ/diva5. Bodily-kinaesthetic - - unscrew jars - athlete6. Intrapersonal – reflecting on life - counsellors7. Interpersonal – responding to friend – TVinterviewerNaturalist – noticing the seasons change –Environmental scientist9? Spiritual/existential – awareness of relationship withunknown higher dimension
14Model framework for Emotional Literacy Intrapersonal intelligenceInterpersonal intelligenceSelf-awarenessOther awarenessSelf-managementRelationship management
16You are doing it already…. Circle timePhilosophy for childrenPSECitizenshipGood T&LAssessment is for LearningAccelerated learning/brain based learningMultiple intelligences
17Does it link with other initiatives we have used in schools? Jenny Mosley’s CircletimeSteps to ExcellenceInvestors in PeopleThe Learning GameSolution focused approachRestorative JusticeAccelerated LearningCoachingCritical Skills programmes ….
18What is in a good EL development session? Children experience security and funSession is non-judgemental and focused on exploring and experimentingContent is made meaningful for each childActive listening is practiced the majority of the time
19Continued…All adults model emotional literacy in the way to talk, interact and manage their energy and emotionsClarity about lesson aimsWelcoming (emotional) and comfortable (physical) environment
204 steps to successful implementation in your school Do a readiness auditDevelop emotionally literate leadershipAppoint a coordinatorUse a curriculum to supplement
21PERFORMANCE = Potential - Interference P = p - iPERFORMANCE = Potential - InterferenceSource: Timothy Gallwey "The Inner Game ... "
22Model of Emotional Literacy Intrapersonal Intelligence Interpersonal IntelligenceSelf awareness Other awarenessSelf management Relationship management
23Emotional Intelligence is not Navel GazingLiking EveryoneJust Being NiceIQPersonalityCompetenciesLetting it all Hang Out
24How does how we handle emotions hinder us? StressDistractionsFeeling BadIrrationalityNegative PatternsEmotional HijacksSleep
25How does how we handle emotions help us? MakedecisionsInstincts: fearEm memoryIntuitionAliveness‘Flow’MotivationIndicate our BeliefsFocus attentionGuide our thoughts/ decisionsWants, Likes and NeedsFeeling Good
26School of Emotional Literacy 4/1 Primary One, Davie StreetEdinburghEH8 9EBTel:Fax: