Continuing our discussion of social and emotional learning, Day Two begins by illustrating how social and emotional learning (SEL) has expanded over the past decade around the world and is being integrated into the very fabric of educational policy and practice. Education practitioners will explore the important question of how His Holiness’ vision of educating the heart could be realized through bringing the teaching of ethics and compassion into schools. The first presentation draws on the experience of teaching and refining an SEL program in the classroom through focusing on emotional literacy, self-regulation, empathy, and compassion, all taught within a framework called “CS3: Core Skills in Three Domains” which include self, others, and community. The concluding presentation discusses the process of implementing what His Holiness calls secular ethics in education, or the Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning approach in various K-12 settings, as developed at Emory University.

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, PhD

University of British Columbia

Convening Faculty, Reviewer

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl is an applied developmental psychologist and a professor in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture area in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at … MORE

Sophie Langri, MA

Sophie Langri, M.A., holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies and Anthropology from Montréal University and an M.A. in Sociology and Politics of Development from the University of Cambridge, England. … MORE

Tara Wilkie, PhD

Tara Wilkie, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in cognitive psychology with a special focus on understanding different learning profiles. She has been a researcher, a classroom resource teacher, a special education … MORE

Anthony Phillips, PhD

University of British Columbia

Anthony Phillips, Ph.D., has expertise in brain function and behavior. He was Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (2009–2017), Founding Director of the University … MORE