Social and emotional learning (SEL) is nowadays recognized as core competencies to develop in children to live and work as adults in the 21st century in many parts of the world. Large-scale research reviews convincingly show long-term impact of SEL in childhood to success in academics, mental health, career, and life satisfaction all through to adulthood.
What is SEL? Why is SEL having such a crucial and long-term impact from educational psychology, and neuroscientific perspective? How do our children in Hong Kong do on academically and psychologically as compared to other Asian and Western countries? How would SEL help our children in Hong Kong maintain our competitive edge in the 21th century?
Dr Cheung is a registered psychologist and professional trainer to offer psychotherapy for children and adults on social-emotional learning. She has 19 years of experience in mental health neuroscience, and is now the president of The Mind Institute (www.mindinstitutehk.org) for brain-based learning and community neuroscience.
She was an Associate Professor in Counseling and Psychology department at Hong Kong Shue Yan University, and Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Sciences department at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.