The 4 days SEE Learning Educator Prep workshop commenced today in Leh, jointly organized by the International Institute for Culture and Ethics (IICE) and District Institute for Education and Training-Leh in collaboration with Ladakh Welfare Organization e.V and Flowering Dharma marking an auspicious beginning towards holistic education in the region.
The Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEEL) approach focuses on developing essential skills beyond academics, encompassing emotional intelligence, social skills, and behavioural competencies.
Key components of SEE learning often include:
Self-Awareness: Understanding one’s emotions, strengths, weaknesses, and values.
Self-Management: Regulating emotions, setting goals, and making responsible decisions.
Social Awareness: Empathy, understanding others’ perspectives, and appreciating diversity.
Relationship Skills: Communicating effectively, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships.
Responsible Decision-Making: Evaluating consequences, ethical considerations, and problem-solving.
SEE learning is implemented in various educational settings through specific programs, activities, and curriculum modifications. It aims to foster a supportive learning environment that addresses not just academic achievements but also emotional and social development. By integrating these elements into education, it’s intended to equip students with skills crucial for success in school and beyond.
The impact of SEE learning can extend beyond the classroom, potentially contributing to improved relationships, reduced behavioural issues, and better academic performance. Additionally, it might foster a more inclusive and empathetic society by nurturing individuals capable of understanding and navigating diverse social landscapes.
However, the implementation of SEE learning requires comprehensive strategies, professional development for educators, and continuous support to ensure its effectiveness. Regular evaluation and adaptation of curricula are essential to meet evolving educational needs and societal changes
The inaugural day witnessed the esteemed presence of several dignitaries, educators, and facilitators dedicated to the cause of transformative education.
Day 1 Highlights:
The opening day was graced by distinguished individuals including Sh. Chetan Dorjay, the esteemed Principal of DIET; Sh. Karan Rawat, DC, ITBP; Sh. Wangdus and Ms. Lobsang Wangmu, both exceptional Level 1 SEE Learning facilitators. Their presence alongside the Principal of Islamia Public School and Shey SEE Learning Model School alongside their respective teaching staff marked a collaborative effort towards embracing SEE Learning principles.
Day 2 Insights:
Mr. Nazir, Deputy Director, Ladakh Academy of Arts, Culture and Languages was invited to share his invaluable experiences and insights with the trainees. His participation added depth to the workshops, enriching the learning experience.
Final Day Highlights:
The culminating day witnessed an inspirational session with the participation of Sh. Tsewang Dorjay DSP, District Jail, Leh. Their presence served as a beacon of motivation for the attendees. Notably, the DSP expressed interest in inviting the facilitators to conduct sessions for the inmates showcasing the potential impact of SEE Learning beyond traditional educational settings.
Overall, the workshops were a convergence of expertise, dedication, and a shared vision for comprehensive education.
The workshops concluded on a promising note, with participants geared up to implement the principles imbibed during these sessions in their educational environments. This initiative stands as a testament to the collective effort towards fostering empathetic, ethical, and emotionally intelligent individuals within the educational landscape of Leh.