Public Lecture

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, room IIC-2001, Memorial University
The Science and Practice of Social, Emotional and Character Development in Schools, presented by Dr. Stephanie Jones, a professor of Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.
There is a growing body of evidence describing the critical role that social, emotional, and character skills and related interventions play in children’s mental health, behavioral, and academic success. However, those working with children in schools and other contexts are confronted with a large, sometimes confusing array of terms, definitions, and approaches.
In this presentation Dr. Jones will review research on the nature, content, and efficacy of social and emotional learning as well as character-focused strategies and programs designed for early and middle childhood. She will describe new translational work designed to build connections between the major conceptual and practice-focused frameworks for the field, summarize a number of tensions in this area, and discuss the opportunities they present for future research and practice.
All are welcome. Limited free parking is available in Lot 17. A reception will follow.