Assignment 2
  1. Explain the five broad social and emotional aspects of learning.
The five broad social and emotional aspects of learning are as follows:
Motivation: A motivated pupil will find most subjects achievable and enjoyable. Being motivated in the learning environment, pupils can make better and rational judgments, hold good relationships with others and often not accept defeat when faced with new challenges. Motivation often helps them deal better with difficult situations and have a greater understanding of their own emotions and feelings. Motivation in a pupil is an on-going development that staff and teaching assistants can help sustain while in the learning environment.

Managing feelings: When managing feelings pupils will have different methods of doing so. A pupil who can successfully manage their feelings will understand that they need to be nice to others to talk politely and listen to others, while pupils who may not have the ability to manage their feelings may have disruptive behaviour and a short attention span during lessons. A pupil struggling with their feelings may get anxious and worried over trivial matters. The ability to manage one’s feelings can result in a positive attitude even when things may not go the way we expect them to, or when we don’t understand a particular concept. Pupils will often not be afraid to seek help from others and can usually find a way of helping others to feel good about themselves as the pupil does about them self.

Self-awareness: Having self-awareness will help pupils to understand about themselves. They can normally be responsible for their actions to themselves and the effects on others. They can recognise what feelings are and their meaning and how to act in accordance with them. When any pupil can understand their self-awareness they can accept their behaviour and attitude affects others and can reason with these emotions. They can appreciate what is required from them to do their best in...