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Using Social and Emotional Education (MYTERN) to influence Emotional Intelligence in Year 8 Students
Christian College Geelong Rebecca Barry
Independent research using social and emotional education (MYTERN) to influence emotional intelligence in Year 8 students found after 7 sessions that:
- MYTERN increased student’s ability to be emotionally self- aware and accurately assess their emotional state.
- MYTERN increased self-management and emotional self-control.
- MYTERN increased student’s social awareness skills through perspective taking and having empathy.
- MYTERN positively influenced relationship awareness skills as students cultivated an increased capacity for prosocial behavior and conflict management.
Student 8 responded “before MYTERN I would probably blame other people for putting me on a red road, now I am aware that I am the one that is putting myself on that road”.
Student 11 noted, “MYTERN gives me the awareness to understand what road I am on and understand that I can change direction any time I choose to”.
“Before MYTERN I would over react, blame others, feel over-whelmed and take it out on other people. Now I will reach for a PET”.
Student 4 answered, “I was very quick to think and make my decisions of who was right and wrong, now I take my time, do deep breaths and gather my thoughts before coming to a conclusion”.
“I am now more aware of what other people are going through and to have empathy for others” (Student 3).
“Before MYTERN I would have contained my emotions and let it build up, but now I know to ask for help”.