Socio-emotional skills: A basis for the implementation of democratic practices

What & why?

This section tries to answer the following question: How to integrate the development of social-emotional competences into subject areas in order to promote democracy in schools?

Developing socio-emotional skills at school is something beyond simply feeling good at school. This mental availability also allows for a better quality of attention to others, increasing listening and empathy skills, which favors altruistic and supportive behavior. It also promotes the mobilization of self-regulation skills of emotions and behaviors, which also contributes to the development of a calm school climate.

Giving more importance to the issue of well-being in school is an opportunity to reinforce the development of psychosocial skills necessary for the construction of a supportive society where democracy and the power of action of individuals are respected.

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