Enhancing The Academic And Social Learning Of Irish Undergraduates Through Emotional And Social Skills Development


Carthy, Aiden and McCann, Celesta and McGuness, Colm and McGilloway, Sinéad (2013) Enhancing The Academic And Social Learning Of Irish Undergraduates Through Emotional And Social Skills Development. AISHE-J : The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 5 (3). 123.1-123.11. ISSN 2009-3160

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Abstract

This paper considers the potential merits of emotional competency coaching for undergraduate students. We outline the findings from our previous work which showed, for example, that a sample of First Year undergraduate students failed to engage with coaching primarily because it was not a mandatory aspect of the curricula. An analysis of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) - which details the specific learning outcomes that must be achieved by all Irish academic syllabi found that this framework makes scant reference to the development of social and emotional skills. Therefore, a revised working model of the NFQ is proposed, which incorporates learning outcomes related to emotional and social development at all levels of academic attainment. Keywords: Emotional intelligence, emotional competency, student support, education.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Emotional intelligence; emotional competency, student support, education;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
Item ID: 6208
Depositing User: Dr. Sinéad McGilloway
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 15:07
Journal or Publication Title: AISHE-J : The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Publisher: All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE)
Refereed: Yes
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