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Does our educational paradigm lower EI? (Emotional Intelligence)
I have been learning about EQ or EI and am surprised by what I am finding. As I read about the differences between low and high EI, I realized that current teaching methods (as I remember them) work against EI.
EI is all about self-awareness, empathy, and self-control (impulse control / control over one's emotions), thus consequential self-esteem. If a EI class were part of every year of schooling, could we have a better society?
Ken Robinson talks about how schools kill creativity, but growing EI grows curiosity. Are the two related? Steve Hein posts his beliefs about education at this site: http://stevehein.com You have to scroll down a little. He clearly articulates why I believe that my compulsory education was abusive and the problem that I personally had with most teachers.
I am interested in feedback on this idea.