The Social-Emotional Aspects of Teaching and Learning

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This essay aims to critically evaluate, compare, contrast and criticize, and integrate theories, strategies and skills from the Humanist, Psychodynamic and Behaviourist perspective. This essay will discuss Maslow, Rogers’, Freudian and Skinner’s approaches to understand how counselling theories may be used by teachers and other staff for supporting children and young people in terms of their social and emotional well-being within the educational context, and the factors that influence their use. Based on the research evidence, this essay will discuss whether there is a need to support children in schools in these ways. Social and emotional wellbeing is one of the important areas of learning and development and it plays an important role…show more content…
Keeping this in view, teachers have an important responsibility to pave the way by means of providing support on social and emotional development of young children to adapt into the society. In an educational context, teachers and other staff who interact with the children and young people are more likely to be effective in their roles if they are self-aware and demonstrate good communication skills. A teacher’s plan should support young children’s social and emotional development, as this is linked to academic success. Teaching teams use strategies to work with children to promote the development of self-concept, self-worth, self-control, cooperation with peers and social relationships. They also help with the development of an understanding of families and communities (Geldard & Geldard, 2012). Teachers and other staff must create a good environment for the children (Dowling 2011, p43). I believe that teachers must genuinely love their career in order to be enthusiastic and provide a happy environment. In my opinion teachers play a role of second mothers to the students as children spend most of their time at school. Counsellors who work with children have a good understanding of the psychological theories which underpin their counselling work. Maslow, the famous psychologist who supports the humanistic approach to psychology, suggested that humans are motivated to achieve certain needs. We will try to understand how
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