Consistent development of children’s social and emotional skills at school has multiple benefits for individuals and society. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has been shown to contribute to better mental and physical health, higher academic achievement, well-being and healthy social progress.
The project attempts to make SEL visible for students, teachers and the whole school. Assessment practices are there to help students and teachers better understand their learning, recognize progress and guide them in developing important skills for life.
Chosen Assessment Tools do not aim to grade or test students’ abilities. Proposed practices of SEL assessment are based on principles of formative assessment emphasising the importance of selfassessment, constructive feedback, peer support and evoking evidence of learning.
The whole school community is important in order to foster social and emotional learning. Therefore, the project aims to involve the whole school and support school management (administration) in strengthening consistent SEL practices on the whole school level.
The project provides easy-to-use and practical assessment instruments for daily classroom use. It provides tools for developing a relationship centered environment, improving teaching methods in class and helping students’ assess their own SEL progress. These practices can be universally applied in all classes, by all teachers without distinction of the subjects they teach, also, by educators in non-formal learning, afterschool activities and other education settings.