When talking to teachers, some consider emotional education not to be part of their role or responsibity . Parents should teach their kids this. My task is to teach my subject. Of course, this is a simplification, however, teachers teach children and not subjects, and therefore emotional education is part of a childs education and is deserving of greater consideration and application. This apparentlycontraversial topic is introduced by two interviews with educational professionals , who give an  overview of  the importance of emotional education and the urgency to use it within the scholastic system: an educational psychologist – Sian Templeton from University of Gloucestershire (UK), and a school principle, Laura Bonelli, from Viterbo (Italy).

Emotional Education: an insight by an Educational Psychologist

Name & Surname: Sian Templeton

Job: Educational Psychologist

Country: UK 

Implementing Emotional Education in school: the opinion of a School Principal

Name & Surname: Laura Bonelli

Job: School Principal

Country: Italy

Didactics of Emotions: a short introduction

The Didactics of Emotions is the approach and methodology used for emotional education in Eumoschool. To have an insight of what it is , how it came to life and how it works, here is an interview with its original developers from the Italian Emotional Training Centre.

Name & Surname: Rosanna Schiralli

Job: psychologist, psychotherapist, writer, researcher

Country: Italy

Name & Surname: Ulisse Mariani

Job: psychologist, psychotherapist, writer, researcher

Country: Italy

Didactics of Emotions in a nutshell

A new generation educational format, orientated to both promoting wellness in class and preventing discomfort in children and teenagers, especially the ones characterized by pathologic addition. It’s part of of early preventions practices and it’s based on the scientific assumption which says that, a good mastery of one’s own emotional world constitutes an excellent protection factor. The format meets the guiding rules recommended by the Health World Organization and it has been tested on a very vast sample of students. It is composed by several techniques which can be implemented by teachers during their lessons at school, mainly with students from 4 to 16 years old.

(Schiralli R., Mariani, U 2006)