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Culturally Relevant Embodied and Social-Emotional Learning in Asian, African, and North American Contexts

Thu, April 21, 8:00 to 9:30am PDT (8:00 to 9:30am PDT), Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Floor: North Tower, Ground Level, Pacific Ballroom 21

Session Type: Symposium


This symposium includes 4 papers that addresses why efficacious SEL programs are ones that are culturally responsive, situated, and embodied. Specifically, we draw on prior research from developmental and learning sciences including work on situated and embodied learning, as well as sociological and anthropological work. Paper 1 presents a case for why SEL needs to be culturally responsive if schools want to promote educational equity. Paper 2 uses a mixed-method approach to inform culturally-relevant SEL for Syrian refugee youth in the U.S. Papers 3 and 4 present how situated and embodied learning processes could be incorporated into social emotional learning in Japan and in South Africa, respectively, and explores what SEL could look like in Asian and South African contexts.

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