New information following the change in COVID-19 alert levels.

“No Lockdown For The Mind” series

5 Jun 2020 12:00 PM - 12:30 PMPlease register to receive the webinar video link.

Each week, why not kick back and connect with leading lights from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences as they share with you bite-sized bits of their intriguing and inspirational research and answer your questions? Bring your curiosity and join us weekly for 30 minutes of mind-expanding conversation.

Tara Way McLaughlin, Phd

Senior Lecturer – Early Years, Education

The Growing Up in New Zealand study showed the majority of four-year-old children in the study were able to identify happy and sad emotions, but only one in five children was able to identify a wider range of emotions such as surprised, scared and angry. The foundations for emotional literacy and resiliency are laid in early childhood. The everyday actions of teachers, parents, and other caregivers support young children to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that support social-emotional competence. My work focuses on expanding teachers’ use of teaching practices and assessment tools to better understand and support children’s social-emotional learning. In this talk, I will discuss some of the tools we’ve used to strengthen teachers’ practice and enhance children’s learning. I will also share my top tip to support children’s emotional literacy and resiliency.


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