Social and emotional learning and personal best goals in Hong Kong

Kam Yuen WU, Magdalena Mo Ching MOK

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Abstract

Over the years, Hong Kong’s examination-driven learning environment has emphasised academic achievement more than social and emotional learning (SEL). Although the Hong Kong Government is now promoting all-round development, including strengthening students’ social and emotional competence (SEC), no explicit territory-wide policy on SEL has been implemented. In this chapter, the authors draw on recent developments in curriculum and recent research into personal best goals as a means to explore the SEL and SEC of students in Hong Kong. The chapter demonstrates that through ‘top-down’ approaches (e.g. the implementation of curriculum) and ‘bottom-up’ approaches (e.g. nurturing individual students’ personal goals and goal setting), there are significant opportunities to promote SEL and SEC in Hong Kong—and beyond. Copyright © 2017 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial and emotional learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific: Perspectives, programs and approaches
EditorsErica FRYDENBERG, Andrew J. MARTIN, Rebecca J. COLLIE
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages219-231
ISBN (Print)9789811033933, 9789811033940
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Citation

Wu, G. K. Y., & Mok, M. M. C. (2017). Social and emotional learning and personal best goals in Hong Kong. In E. Frydenberg, A. J. Martin, & R. J. Collie (Eds.), Social and emotional learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific: Perspectives, programs and approaches (pp. 219-231). Singapore: Springer Singapore.

Keywords

  • Social and emotional learning
  • Personal best goals
  • Religious and moral education
  • Catholic education
  • Student attitudes towards school

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