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EDU 142 - Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

This course focuses on the basics of helping students develop pertinent skills regarding Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Traditional IQ testing is not the best indicator of who will be successful in life. Rather, EQ has been shown to have a higher correlation with future achievement. Students will recognize and develop relevant skills pertaining to EQ. Students must learn to be optimistic, delay gratification, control anger, read social situations accurately and show empathy, which are skills that can be taught in a classroom setting.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define IQ and EQ.
  2. Compare and contrast IQ and EQ.
  3. Outline the relationship between EQ and future achievement.
  4. Name skills that coincide with EQ.
  5. List ways to assist students in acquiring EQ skills.
Listed Topics
  1. IQ
  2. EQ
  3. Comparison between IQ and EQ
  4. Benefits of acquiring EQ
  5. Skills that compose EQ
  6. Assisting students with acquiring EQ skills
  7. Applying EQ skills to the classroom
Reference Materials
Current reference materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/28/2010

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