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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]

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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 Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:emotional intelligence test, teacher training, workplace performance
Research Division:Education
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)
ID Code:133706
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-07-08
Last Modified:2019-07-08

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