Systems approach to transforming Social Emotional Learning for Children and Young Adults

  September 22, 2020     14:00 -  14:45  

There are an estimated 75m children ages 3 to 15 around the world who have been directly affected by conflict and crisis and who, in turn, are at high risk of experiencing disruptions in education access and quality that can have cascading consequences across the lifespan.  The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated this problem by affecting 1.5b children and young people worldwide, making them more prone to domestic violence, cyber exploitation, job market uncertainties and other threats that can hamper their general well-being. Policy makers, educators and practitioners across the world are focussing on socio-emotional education to equip the students with a broad range of life skills to address emerging socio-economic trends such as global citizenship and future of work.

This roundabout session by Sattva invites practitioners, educators, funders and scholars in the sector to discuss the practical approaches to catalyse the focus on Social Emotional Learning as part of public education systems. The discussion group will validate existing challenges in delivering social emotional learning at scale and dive deep into key levers that need to be pulled to bring about a large scale impact. The session will also specifically focus on driving government action to deliver and measure socio-emotional skills, strengthening the effectiveness and quality of practice among practitioners and engaging communities and other stakeholders on Social emotional learning. The insights from the discussion will help drive a deeper understanding of the issue and help identify potential solutions to scale the focus on Social Emotional Learning.

Session format: Roundabout


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Meet the speaker

Rathish Balakrishnan

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Sattva