How social-emotional learning is integrated into the Vietnamese Language and Literature subject: A review from curriculum and textbooks to teachers’ practices

Dien Bui, Vinh Le Anh

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Abstract

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) plays a crucial role in fostering happy and successful individuals who potentially contribute to the overall well-being of society. SEL is not only found in standalone programs, but is also integrated into various subjects taught in school, including the mother language subject. Research indicates that mother language subjects bring a great advantage in developing students’ socio-emotional competencies. This study examines the current implementation of SEL competencies in the Vietnamese language and literature curriculum, textbooks, and teaching practices and suggests that although SEL is not explicitly mentioned, several SEL competencies are integrated into the curriculum, from learning objectives and content to textbook design and teacher practices. However, because of the unintentional integration, some SEL indicators at high-order levels have been blurred and teaching SEL is spontaneous rather than systematic. Additionally, some SEL competencies receive inadequate attention. The study highlights the need to raise awareness about the importance of SEL, the role of national guidance, and teacher training as key solutions for promoting SEL education in Vietnamese educational settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVolume 4: Doing More with Language and Teaching
EditorsAndy Smart, Susan Iannuzzi, Lisa Horvath, Margaret Sinclair
PublisherNISSEM
Chapter7
Pages168-195
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNISSEM Global Briefs: Educating for the Social, the Emotional and the Sustainable
PublisherNISSEM
Volume4

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