Aparna Ramanathan, an alumni member of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Edtech Accelerator, discusses the need for social and emotional learning in education and how Qatar has started to introduce this in the classroom
As young people grow up and their brains change, they are also faced with new ideas and influences that will shape who they become. With the overwhelming impact of technology now, kids today experience this more acutely than ever before.
Today, education systems are increasingly getting involved in these issues, and are expected to provide students with the skills to tackle challenges beyond the classroom. While education systems still need to teach students traditional skills, like language and maths, in order for young people to be successful academically, their other needs must be met too – this includes their social and emotional needs.