Social-Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday 28 November - 2:30pm
Peter Sutherland will speak on 'Social-Emotional Intelligence' in Cottrell 2X6



Understanding Other People and Ourselves

In our youth there was only one form of intelligence in the field of the psychology of education: cognitive intelligence. This was measured by IQ tests to determine admission to grammar/senior secondary schools. Since the 1990’s new broader approaches as to what is intelligence have developed. In particular social-emotional intelligence: the ability to relate to other people and to be sensitive to other people’s and one’s own emotions. For instance does Donald Trump have any social-emotional intelligence? Gordon Brown certainly does not have any - unfortunately.

I will also discuss Howard Gardner’s broader multiple intelligences.

Peter Sutherland