Education that unites the world
Social-Emotional Learning in today's world
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) empowers an individual to manage their emotions, build constructive and positive relationships, and be compassionate to themselves as well as to the world around them. The SEL Lab considers social emotional learning to be fundamental for peace building, social justice and development. Social Emotional learning is at the core of building systems that are focussed on equity, diversity and inclusion. For societies and systems to transform, each one of us needs to have a sense of agency to bring about change in the systems they are part of and appreciate interdependence.
Some of the benefits of social-emotional learning are:
Individuals- Improved ability to manage and understand emotions, positive and empathetic social interactions, build resilience, responsible decision-making, improved mental health in the long term.
Community-Build community resilience, give tools for non-violent dialogue, negotiation and conflict resolution, appreciate interdependence, and have a sense of agency in the systems/communities that we are part of and eventually build a generation of compassionate, just, equal leaders.
The SEL Lab's Global Community:
Mohammad Afzal Zarghoni
Researcher, Peacebuilder, Fellow at KAICIID
"The CIT South Asia program at The SEL Lab gave me an insight on human values for social and emotional flourishing. It has improved my ability to have empathic concern which is essential for a war zone country like Afghanistan, which has been suffering for 44 years, in complex and proxy conflict, which has a direct impact on my daily life and collective flourishing."