Social Intelligence

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Social Intelligence: New Science of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman. 2007. New York : Bantum Books. 336 Pages.

Course Description

This course explores the area of social intelligence as it applies to human relations and the classroom. Educators will learn about and be able to take the theories of SI and put them into practice in the elementary, middle school, and high school environments. Teachers will develop several SI instructional strategies for classroom environments and management. Educator understanding, counseling, and other applications of SI theory are presented. Various appendixes are available for examination for teacher applications in schools settings.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will review the way humans are wired to connect with others in a natural WiFi system and instinct for altruism that defines social intelligence.

2. Teachers may explore self awareness as it relates to social intelligence in a variety of settings and why genes are not destiny in developing SI skills.

3. Students will be presented with the need for a secure base and to develop personal set points for happiness that facilitate positive webs of attachment.

4. Teachers are exposed o how the mind and medicine are interrelated and how to manage the heart regarding trauma and emotional relearning.

5. Educators will examine how biology, stress and the lack of social connectedness can affect how we utilize social intelligence techniques in school environments. 

Contact Hours:

The 45 contact hours of time include reading the course book and writing chapter reviews and reflections for each chapter in the book. Educators find a research article on the course topic and then write an article review. Later in the course, they pull all the coursework together and write a classroom application essay. As an alternative, they may develop a classroom activity, a unit or lesson plan utilizing course concepts as applied to teaching and school environments.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

Part I. Wired to Connect:
1. Emotional Economy
2. The Recipe for Rapport
3. Natural WiFi
4. An Instinct for Altruism
5. The Neuroanatomy of a Kiss
6. What is Social Intelligence?
Part II. Broken Bonds:
7. You and It.
8. The Dark Triad
9. Mind blind
Part III
10. Genes Are not Destiny
11. A Secure Base
12. The Set Point of Happiness
Part IV
13. Webs of Attachment
14. Desire: His and Hers
15. The Biology of Compassion
Part V
16. Stress is Social
17. Biological Allies
18. A People Prescription
Part VI. Social Consequences:
19. Sweet Spot
20. The Connectedness Corrective
21. From Them to Us
Epilogue: What Really Matters

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book Social Intelligence: New Science of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman, to your specific classroom context. Compose your writings on areas of interest that are relevant to your teaching discipline or professional experience. This will enhance your capacity to apply the new concepts learned in this course. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and related assignments on how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book readings
2. Chapter reviews
3. Research article review
4. Project or activity
5. Final application essay (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Social Intelligence

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3 Credits

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