Is social emotional learning coming to higher education?

Is social emotional learning coming to higher education?

Reported by Education Dive, George Mason University is one of many institutions working with Education Design Lab to bring soft-skills badging, including social emotional learning, to higher ed.

These credentials, including empathy, resilience, and collaboration can currently be obtained by both undergraduate and graduate students through standalone workshops, and upon completion, students receive digital certifications they can add to their LinkedIn profiles.

The takeaway? As higher ed gets better about incorporating in-demand skills within our programs, we must also focus on the soft skills so often overlooked in our traditional institutions, and yet so very necessary to succeed.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.