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Do Teaching Practices Impact Socio-Emotional Skills?

Author(s): Václav Korbel Ph.D.,
Mgr. Michal Paulus ,
Type: Others
Year: 2017
Number: 255
ISSN / ISBN: 1211-3298
Published in: CERGE-EI Working Paper Series
Publishing place: CERGE-EI Working Paper Series
Keywords: Teaching practices, socio-emotional skills, between-subject variation
JEL codes: I21, C23
Suggested Citation:
Grants: GAUK No. 896516: Do modern teaching practices affect motivation and educational outcomes of students in mathematics and science subjects?
Abstract: Recent studies emphasize the importance of socio-emotional skills for the success in school
as well as for later economic outcomes. However, little is known about how everyday classroom
practices impact development of these skills. Using data from the Czech Republic, we
show that modern practices such as working in small groups improve these skills. Intrinsic
motivation and self-confidence are particularly positively affected. Moreover, modern
practices have no adverse effects on test scores. On the other hand, standard practices
such as lecturing or requiring memorizing have no impact on socio-emotional skills and
test scores. Our results highlight that test score measures do not capture all skills developed
in schools and suggest that changing slightly the composition of teaching practices
can have a substantial positive impact on socio-emotional skills.
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