Department of Behavioral Sciences, FJWU hosted an International Seminar

Rawalpindi: Department of Behavioral Sciences organized an International Seminar in Collaboration with ORIC office of the University. Dr. Tricia M. Jokerst, Special Education Instructor/ Curriculum Developer at Huston-Tillotson University USA, was speaker of the event. School Principals and Senior Teachers from Federal Govt. Educational Institutions (FGEIs) and Education Directorate, Rawalpindi along with University Teachers & Scholars participated in practice based sessions.

The Seminar titled “Use of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Strategies in Classroom” revolved around the idea that in today’s world, teachers must be much more than experts in their content area. They must assist their students with not only academics but also their emotional, social, and career choice development. A focus on Socio-Emotional Learning perspective provides a foundation to employ host of strategies that enhance the learning experience and build vital interpersonal and social skills. When implemented appropriately, SEL strategies increase academic achievement and decrease behavior issues. As closing remarks, Dr. Aneela Maqsood (Incharge Dept. of Behavioral Sciences) highlighted the role of department activities and initiatives to promote the health and well-being of our youth particularly in academic settings. Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir (Vice Chancellor, FJWU) stressed upon the role of collaborations between educational institutions in efforts to promote the quality of academic life experiences.

Picture of Dr. Aneela Maqsood and Dr. Tricia M. Jokerst, Special Education Instructor during event

Picture of the event

Group photo of faculty members with Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir (Vice Chancellor, FJWU) and Dr. Tricia M. Jokerst