Emotional Literacy is the term used to describe the ability to understand and express feelings. Emotional Literacy involves having self-awareness and recognition of your own feelings and knowing how to manage them, such as the ability to stay calm when angered or to reassure oneself when in doubt.
Emotional Literacy: Assessment and Intervention provides practical tools that can be used by anyone involved in the education of children and young people. The assessment is designed to discover where pupils’ strengths and weaknesses are in the area of emotional literacy, in order to provide a better understanding of these competences and, where necessary, to highlight areas for intervention.
Emotional Literacy covers five key areas of emotional literacy:
The assessments take the form of three checklists:
The checklists can be carried out either on photocopiable paper forms, or onscreen using the supplied CD.
Emotional Literacy contains a wealth of information about techniques to develop and support pupils, with specific activities to support each of the five subscales.