Social and Emotional Intelligence Goals are an important part of every Dragonfly program to help students develop a range of skills and behaviors during and after their course.

 These are the attitudes and skills that young people need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively.

 What’s more, studies show that students with more developed social and emotional intelligence achieve higher scores on standardized tests and have better school attendance. They are also more likely to avoid problems such as bullying, behavioral issues, violence, alcohol abuse, and drug use.

 Personal development is a key aim of all outdoor education programs, and our additional focus on SEL goals makes the learning process much more tangible and targeted to the needs of students.

 Application of SEL Goals

The five main themes of Social and Emotional Learning are:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Regulation
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social Skills

Each theme has associated goals, and during  the program consultation, we provide a selection for you to choose from. These are then built into the program from the very beginning.  Schools can choose from age specific themes and areas for development during the program design phase to give your course clear objectives. 

 Our instructors will then tailor your course to achieve these outcomes, planning how each activity is run and facilitated, from the framing before to the reflection afterwards.

 During the course they will look for evidence of learning and record this on a daily basis to ensure clear progression and achievement.

 The overall aim is for students to develop their social and emotional intelligence, plus essential life skills for the future

 Contact us to find out more.