WAYS OF EVALUATING AND OF TEACHING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to consider thoroughly from a theoretical and a methodological point of view the issue of emotional intelligence in the context of the initial formation of the future teachers. We assumed that the level of the students’ emotional intelligence has average or below average values, and that the differences noticed in the participants according to their faculty, study year and genre are insignificant. The study was conducted on 165 students that frequented the initial formation programme for the teaching profession, Bacău University. Methods and devices used in the experiment: Test for emotional intelligence, psycho-pedagogical observation, conversation. The second part of the paper suggests ways of developing emotional intelligence and the perspectives of future theoretical and methodological studies.

Key words: emotional intelligence, initial training, student

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