Press coverage – FE News
Social and emotional learning in education – Meeting young people’s life challenges
By The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)
Dr Leila Khouja Walker, Educator, Researcher and Co-Founder of Persona Education discusses the importance of social-emotional learning for secondary students in light of the pandemic
The last 18 months have seen a renewed interest in social-emotional learning (SEL) due to the overwhelming impact of the pandemic on student wellbeing. The pandemic has acted as a catalyst for greater innovation in SEL delivery, with the education sector recognising the pressing need to equip young people with the ‘soft’ skills required to meet life challenges.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is not new to education. The concept of a holistic curriculum is over 2,000 years old but today it is more relevant than ever. The life challenges that young people face through their early, middle and later stages of education are now different, and the threats to their wellbeing much more varied.
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About Persona Education Ltd
Persona Education is a UK based edtech start-up developing life skills solutions for secondary students and educational institutions. Its web and mobile e-learning apps are built around a scientifically proven personality insights framework, that is social, practical and memorable. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)117 313 2897.
About Persona Life Skills
Persona Life Skills is an e-learning platform for schools and colleges that uses personality insights to help teenagers navigate their life journey. The scaffolded, age appropriate curriculum guides students in building 22 life skills that map to Ofsted, ISI, Skills Builder, IB Learner Profile, AS Tracking, VIA Character and Gatsby benchmarks. For further information contact email@example.com or +44 (0)117 313 2897.