A Curriculum Development to Enhance Social and Emotional Learning for Teacher Students

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Prayut - Thaithani
Saisunee - Termsinsuk


This research and development study aims to develop and identify efficient curriculum enhancement of social and emotional learning (SEL) for teacher students. This is divided into five phases: (1) Contextual study; a focused group activity was done by eight Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University (NRRU) lecturers, (2) Curriculum design; a proposed curriculum for SEL was conducted based on the results of the contextual study, (3) Curriculum assessment; examination and evaluation of the SEL curriculum by five experts: The appropriation of the curriculum’s components and their relation to other components in the curriculum, (4) Curriculum implementation; the implementation of the SEL curriculum was conducted for nine weeks by two sampling groups made up of 56 first-year teacher students of NRRU in the first semester of the academic year 20l5, and (5) Curriculum evaluation; the SEL curriculum was evaluated for its effectiveness based on the data of the four previous phases of the study.

As the key result of this study, it has been determined that SEL for teacher students consists of self-awareness, self-emotional management, and social living; The SEL curriculum comprises of seven components: needs and problems, principles, aims, contents, activities, instructional medias, and assessments; SEL curriculum's components are related to each other and are appropriate for the teacher students; SEL within the experimental group is statistically higher than that of the controlled group; Lastly, it has been concluded that this curriculum is effective and appropriate for the enhancement of SEL for teacher students.


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