Design, Implementation and Evaluation of an Emotional Education Program: Effects on Academic Performance

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Title: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of an Emotional Education Program: Effects on Academic Performance
Authors: Mira Galvañ, María José | Gilar-Corbi, Raquel
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación Integral en el Neurodesarrollo Típico y Atípico (GINTA) | Habilidades, Competencias e Instrucción | Investigación en Inteligencias, Competencia Social y Educación (SOCEDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y Didáctica
Keywords: Emotional education | Academic performance | Primary education | Cooperative learning | Quasi-experimental design
Knowledge Area: Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
Issue Date: 28-May-2020
Publisher: Frontiers Media
Citation: Mira-Galvañ M-J and Gilar-Corbi R (2020) Design, Implementation and Evaluation of an Emotional Education Program: Effects on Academic Performance. Front. Psychol. 11:1100. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01100
Abstract: Background: In recent decades, the amount of research on social and emotional learning programs in schools has increased significantly, showing a great number of positive student outcomes, including greater ability to perceive, understand and manage emotions, better attitudes about self and others, less aggressive and/or disruptive behavior, higher levels of psychological well-being and improvement in academic performance among others. The purpose of this research was the design and implementation of the OKAPI emotional education program. A multidimensional program based on cooperative learning methodology. Methods: 86 students of Primary Education, from 3rd to 5th grade (45 students in the experimental unit and 41 in the control group). Results: The implementation of the OKAPI has a positive impact on academic achievement. Conclusion: This program shows the convenience of incorporating programs that can be integrated into school life and can be applied by the teaching staff using both social emotional learning and school climate approaches.
Sponsor: This research was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (EDU2015-64562-R).
ISSN: 1664-1078
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01100
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2020 Mira-Galvañ and Gilar-Corbi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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