Education in Virtue – Social Emotional Learning
From a social emotional standpoint, living the Christ’s life—living the virtuous life—is based firmly on sound anthropology. We have certain capacities and capabilities as human persons and we grow and develop along a continuum to advance skills in self-management, self-awareness, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, and social awareness. These identified skills correspond directly to the practice of the moral virtues of temperance, fortitude, prudence, and justice. Teaching virtue is an integrated approach to forming social emotional learning competencies.