Beyond the development of teachers’ professional knowledge: Tapping into our practical wisdom

Dr Camila Devis-Rozental, Principal Academic, Bournemouth University, UK Introduction Teachers’ professional knowledge is an important aspect of effective practice. Indeed, teachers who are experts in their subjects and those who have an in-depth understanding of pedagogical strategies, behaviour management and students’ needs are likely to have better outcomes (Barendsen and Henze, 2017). For this reason, […]

Developing socio-emotional intelligence is key to our wellbeing and effective practice

Camila Devis-Rozental, Principal Academic, Bournemouth University, UK This article explores the notion of socio-emotional intelligence (SEI) as an important aspect for Early Years educators. What is socio-emotional intelligence? Socio-emotional intelligence (SEI) is a term that I developed as part of my research on trainee Early Years practitioners (Devis-Rozental, 2017). SEI can be defined as: <Q>‘the […]