Social & Emotional Development
Course provided by Pearson
About this course
12 October 2021 at 16:00 - 17:30 BSTThis 90 minute webinar is designed as an interactive session to consider the social and emotional aspects of learning for primary aged pupils and their families following a year and a half of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will consider the impact on pupil learning and more importantly on their wellbeing. Underpinned by research findings, this webinar seeks to offer insights into some of those key challenges by exploring these from the perspectives of both pupils and their families and teachers and to discuss strategies that will improve learner identity, resilience and wellbeing.Emphasis will be on the social and emotional aspects of learning and will include: the notion of ‘lost’ learning and the damaging consequences to a child's learner identity; the social and emotional impact of the pandemic on learners; the parents' attitudes to school and learning and the anxieties caused by the discourse of 'lost' learning and 'catch up'. There will also be an important discussion about teachers’ wellbeing to deliver the demands of post-pandemic education.Attendees can expect to be introduced to the research to date; strategies to support the emotional and social development of pupils and families and to begin to have a critical understanding of some dominant discourses.The webinar is suited for primary teachers of all experience levels but may be of particular interest to Early Career Teachers and those responsible for leading the social, emotional and spiritual aspects of the curriculum.Jo Byrd is the Programme Leader for the Primary B.Ed. and M.Edu. at The University of Derby, she has written on this subject and has a keen interest in developing learner and teacher identity.David Harker is a School Improvement Lead /Adviser at The University of Derby and an Independent Associate and Consultant Primary School Improvement Adviser.
- Consider the impact on pupil learning and more importantly on their wellbeing
- Be introduced to the research to date; strategies to support the emotional and social development of pupils and families and to begin to have a critical understanding of some dominant discourses