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SEMPI Social Emotional Learning in Schools

The SEMPI Social Communication Model teaches Social & Emotional Learning Activities in schools across the world!

About social and emotional learning

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 SEMPI SEL program sets out to explicitly promote these skills in children and young people.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) identifies five broad headings under which SEL falls:

  • Self-awareness: Identifying and recognising emotions; recognising personal interests and strengths; maintaining a well-grounded sense of self-confidence.

  • Self-management: Regulating emotions to handle stress, control impulses, and motivating oneself to persevere in overcoming obstacles, setting and monitoring progress toward the achievement of personal and academic goals; expressing emotions appropriately.

  • Social awareness: Being able to take the perspective of and empathise with others; recognising and appreciating individual and group similarities and differences.

  • Relationship skills: Establishing and maintaining healthy and rewarding relationships based on cooperation and resistance to inappropriate social pressure, preventing, managing, and constructively resolving interpersonal conflict; seeking help when needed.

  • Responsible decision-making: Making decisions based on a consideration of all relevant factors, including applicable ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms; the likely consequences of taking alternative courses of action; evaluation and reflection.

Why it's important to teach SEMPI SEL at school

  • Positive outcomes for a student's ​​future: As students graduate towards higher levels of schooling, training and employment, social and emotional skills become increasingly important. Social and emotional competencies can help students in managing stress, deciding on goals and planning for the future.​

  • Positive outcomes for student achievement​: According to CASEL, quality teaching of SEL promotes student satisfaction, success and academic engagement, outcomes and achievement.

  • Postive outc​​omes for student mental health: The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth notes that schools who ensure that SEL is part of their teaching and learning can give students the opportunity to build the resilience to deal with change and unpredictability. This is an essential skill for positive mental health.

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