The purpose of education is to prepare ourselves for the world. Emotional Intelligence is about developing virtues- good habits and dispositions. However, institutions must take basic steps to open ethical and moral windows for workers, so they have the ability to pick, choose, and develop their own ethics and moral systems.
The EI skills mainly include: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management. However, these skills are now commonly regarded critical to success in workplace alone. Accordingly, there comes to the fore something more basic. It is a kind of moral compass- a set of deeply held beliefs and values- that seemed to be at the heart of long lasting career success labelled as Moral Intelligence.
EI Course Goals
1- Reflecting and assessing thoughts, feelings, and action.
To develop our capacities we need sustained and consistent opportunities for thinking about what we have learned ,experienced and shared for evaluating what has worked and where, and then considering new options. When we learn to be effective at self assessment, we are empowered to become leaders of our own lives. Lifelong learning requires self awareness, self evaluations and self validation.
2- Learning by doing, playing, exploring and sharing.
The purpose of education is not the accumulation of knowledge it is the development of wisdom and passion, real learning is created When we interact with ideas, people, puzzles, and the world and we do so in the company of other people excited about ideas and life a school become a learning community when every one involved is committed to this kind of growth.
3-Setting high expectations for your self and others while pursuing excellence.
We are all enormously capable ,and by tearing one another as outstanding , we build that innate excellence failure is an important part of learning , but perfectionism undermines that process ,instead we can develop our multiple strength ,talents , and gifts are continuously grow.
4- Celebrating the community, learning and time together.
The feeling of “ being part “ is critical both in small groups and in larger school community people are social creatures ,and being together and included is essential :rejection creates lasting divisions and weakens the social fabric to build that scene of belonging ,it must feel good to be in group when learning in group joy, workers perform and in an environment that is filled with laughter and understanding.
5- Resolving conflicts promptly, respectfully, and in person, starting with forgiveness.
Conflict is an inherent part of relationships, and it can be positive and productive. To learn and grow from disagreement about perception, values, and beliefs, requires specific mechanisms to work out of differences while maintaining the fundamental commitment to respecting one another .Rather than each person trying to prove s/he is in the right ,starting with forgiveness allows meaningful resolution to grow from mutual respect .
6- Pursuing specific and actionable objectives that lead toward a noble goal.
Enhancing the skills of optimism means positive changes. Visions and dreams are achieved through small steps, delaying gratification, and using strategic thinking .To keep moving forward toward our goals, we need to regularly check in and see that we are handling where we mean to go. Global change is the result of many small actions.
7- Sharing Power and decision making
The employees affected by decisions should have some voice in those decisions so they become participants rather than pawns. By sharing in decision-making.
If we want our employees s to be accountable, they need opportunities to practice responsibility.
8- Creating many choices and honouring the many ways that people contribute.
There are a variety of ways to solve every problem, and there is not one right solution or approach .By providing choice, we build personal accountability and help learners take ownership of their learning .People have choices about the ways they think , feel , and act – and each of us can contribute in a variety of ways.
9- Listening to what is said and what is not said.
The majority of what people communicate is said without words .By paying attention t body language, tone, and expression, workers can increase awareness, thinking, and empathy – and improve communication with their students.
10- Making time for emotions and development of social and emotional skills.
Feelings matter; they are a valuable parts of our selves, our relationships , and essential to creative problem –solving and critical thinking .Just as we practice other skills ,we must practice emotional skills , Developing and engaging EI deserves time throughout every day ,and also special time set aside specifically for building these skills. In teaching EI skills, students and adults learn what to do instead of being told what not to do.