Have we Forgotten the Importance of Emotional Intelligence?

Posted in : Cassidy's Comments on 27 January 2023
Frank Cassidy
Former Principal & Regional Officer of ASCL
Issues covered: Emotional Intelligence; Wellbeing; Leadership

With Prime Minister Rishi Sunak advising us that all pupils should study mathematics to prepare themselves better for success in our modern world, is there a danger that we will come to understand intelligence and ability in terms of exam grades only? In preparing our young people for an increasingly challenging world, is it time that we expand our definition of what a competent, successful student should be like and look at a broader spectrum of pupil ability to include emotional intelligence as well as academic subjects?

Iram Siraj Visiting Professor of Education, University of Wollongong NSW Australia proposes that:

“Future learners will need an excellent start in early learning if they

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Frank Cassidy
Former Principal & Regional Officer of ASCL

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