Addressing the social nature of how students learn and teachers teach : promoting healthy socioemotional development and academic success in the classroom

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Title: Addressing the social nature of how students learn and teachers teach : promoting healthy socioemotional development and academic success in the classroom
Author: Ice, Charlotte Lee
Abstract: This report will illustrate the positive and negative aspects of the social nature of learning through a review of sociocultural related research . In consideration of the billion dollar issues associated with the current state of students’ mental health , and the poor educational experiences of low income students , it seems the current focus on academic achievement in isolation , isn’t working . Socioemotional elements underlie the cognitive processes involved in all higher levels of thinking and problems solving . From a sociocultural perspective , for optimal learning to occur , teachers and students must establish positive affective relationships . Through greater understanding of effective teaching practices that consider the socioemotional elements involved learning , and universal interventions promoting positive child and youth development , schools can promote children’s social and emotional wellbeing while simultaneously improving academic achievement .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -08 -380
Date: 2010-06-04

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Addressing the social nature of how students learn and teachers teach : promoting healthy socioemotional development and academic success in the classroom. Master's thesis, The University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -08 -380 .

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