A Psychometric Perspective on SEL Assessment (2018)

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Social Emotional Learning - Equity

Author: Michael C. Rodriguez, PhD

CASEL

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The increasing attention to social and emotional learning is consistent with the deepening realization that learning is social, although these concepts have long had presence in the literature on teaching and learning. The Johnson brothers (University of Minnesota) developed the principles of cooperative learning and were among the first to integrate the social and cognitive aspects of learning in the classroom. A new appreciation of the social contexts of education is taking hold in the educational measurement field, promoting the combination of cognitive learning theories and sociocultural theories to promote cognitive development, participation and motivation, and positive identity development.


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