Date of Award
MSEd in Physical Education
Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on best practices to promote social and emotional learning (SEL) in physical education (PE) with adolescent students. A comprehensive literature review took place in order to identify methods used in PE in order to support students’ SEL. Social emotional skills play a critical role in being equipped to handle challenges, both personal and career related, as adults. It has been shown that school experiences can help to facilitate social and emotional development. This synthesis explores how PE can be used to promote social and emotional development and whether SEL should be a focus and goal of PE pedagogy.
Hughes, Erin, "Instructional Strategies to Address Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in Physical Education (PE) Programs with Adolescent Students" (2020). Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects. 113.