Developing Emotional Literacy: Effective Way to Enhance Inclusion


Dr. Jyoti Ahuja, Assistant Professor
Vaish College of Education, Rohtak, Haryana, India.


As an aspect of human nature, emotions exist. We become psychopaths without them. When we understand and control our thoughts, and by listening and reacting to others’ emotions, our personal powers strengthen. Being emotionally literate implies knowing what feelings we and others have, how strong they are and what triggers them. This strengthens relationships, provides caring opportunities between individuals, makes it possible for cooperative work, and encourages the feeling of community. Society is concerned about the social and emotional wellbeing of children. Emotional experience is an important part of all school operations. It plays a vital role in learning and achievement over time. (Pekrun & Schutz ). Emotional Literacy is a way of ‘being’ and not just of ‘doing’. It is a pedagogical approach that we want to build with our pupils as a group approach to inclusion in terms of teaching style and learning environment.