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Date: 23 PABLO PEÑA | Story Source: World Bank (blog) ~ Go to Original Article

Socioemotional skills (also referred to as non-cognitive skills, character skills, or soft skills) have recently become part of the discourse on how to improve educational outcomes. There is growing evidence that those skills may be as important as intelligence in determining academic and professional success. There is already some evidence indicating that socioemotional skills can be encouraged.

Interventions aimed at fostering socioemotional skills continue to grow in number and scope. However, many questions remain about the extent to which these skills are malleable, exactly how they can be cultivated, and how to properly measure them. Available evidence comes from…