Lightweight Integrated Socio-Emotional Practices to Support Students’ Wellbeing

Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Learning is a social and emotional activity. Unfortunately, most instructors lack the time and resources to focus on student affect during lectures, and student wellbeing is consigned to activities outside the lecture hall. As we see a rise in mental health issues in university students, there is a need for integrated approaches to support student wellbeing. Practices that are brief and easy to implement can be integrated into lecture sessions to help students without detracting from learning outcomes or placing an undue burden on course instructors.

This session will first make a case for lightweight, integrated practices and then demonstrate some of the practices. In addition, during the session, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their teaching practice, philosophy, and strengths to develop practices that would work best within their context. By the end of the session, participants will be able to justify the use of lightweight, integrated socio-emotional practices; integrate such practices into their teaching and develop a plan for evaluating their use.

Facilitator: Oluwakemi Ola, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Computer Science

This event will be hosted online on Zoom.