Social and emotional learning through digital media : a systematic review of literature from 2010 to present




Lu, Xiaoyuan (Ph. D. in curriculum and instruction)

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Social and emotional learning (SEL) has been widely regarded as vital in personal development, and digital media can promise a more varied environment and context for students’ SEL growth. Although research in the past decade has shown how digital media-based learning can be effective in some respects of SEL, like relationship, further research is needed to understand how digital media-based learning can enhance learners’ SEL growth in general and thinking skills related to self-awareness and social awareness. This report is a literature review covering a total of 20 peer-reviewed journal articles from 2010 to present. The findings indicate that digital media-based learning can, to some extent, help learners’ SEL development. Features of digital media that help the growth of SEL are analyzed in this report. Implications and recommendations for future studies of SEL through digital media are proposed.


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