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Do we need emotional intelligence tests for teachers?
Grieve, R, Do we need emotional intelligence tests for teachers?, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 15 March (2013) [Newspaper Article]
Official URL: https://theconversation.com/do-we-need-emotional-i...
With the newly announced federal government reforms to teacher training announced this week, emotional intelligence is now firmly on the agenda for trainee teachers.
Under the proposed rules, prospective teachers will need to undergo emotional aptitude tests before they begin their training.
The idea has intuitive appeal and testing emotional intelligence remains a "hot topic" in psychology circles. But it is also a slippery construct and can be difficult to test.
This doesn’t mean the idea doesn’t have merit, but let governments and education faculties be warned, testing emotional intelligence will not be easy.
|Item Type:||Newspaper Article|
|Keywords:||emotional intelligence test, teacher training, workplace performance|
|Research Group:||Specialist studies in education|
|Research Field:||Education assessment and evaluation|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding knowledge in psychology|
|UTAS Author:||Grieve, R (Dr Rachel Grieve)|
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