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Social and emotional learning (The Blue Dot Issue 10, 2019)
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
New Delhi | 2019 | 89 p.
Corporate author: 
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (India)


The tenth edition of The Blue DOT focuses on different aspects of social and emotional learning, including the neurosciences, teacher training, frameworks such as CASEL and SEE Learning and systemic SEL, amongst others. The issue includes a Foreword by Dr. Richard Davidson, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, and our Cover Story that focuses on how SEL can help to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally, it features interviews and opinions from some of the world’s most prominent SEL experts on the importance of integrating SEL in our education systems. Amongst various experts, we hear from Kimberly Schonert-Reichl on her journey in SEL, Robert W. Roeser on “Educating the Head, the Heart and the Hand in the 21st Century” as well as Roger P. Weissberg and Joseph L. Mahoney on “What is Systemic Social and Emotional Learning and Why Does it Matter”?


Further, a featured article with responses to a survey by teachers from 4 countries (Bhutan, India, South Africa and Sri Lanka), following the launch of the Institute’s SEL modules on Global Citizenship in a workshop conducted in New Delhi, India in April 2019 is presented. The modules have been rendered on MGIEP’s in house Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven digital platform now called FramerSpace (formerly CHI) and allow the student to have an interactive, instantaneous feedback and immersive experience while addressing contemporary issues such as migration, nationalism and violence.



Resource Type: 
Journal articles
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Non-formal education


Emotional development; Social interaction; Social responsibility; Moral development; International education; Teaching methods; Teacher education