Social skills and learning: A systematic literature review
thesisposted on 13.06.2018 by Kendall Edens
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This thesis involves a systematic literature review investigating social skills and learning. Both students and education have changed over recent times. The methodology used is qualitative, mainly looking at the perspectives of expert educational theorists. There is a growing concern that schools neglect the possible need for social skills and there is a suspicion that schools are far too consumed by academic outcomes. This main question under investigation is: Do social skills affect learning? Two key experts will be analysed: Vygotsky, a Soviet psychologist, and secondly, Goleman, a contemporary psychologist. Analysing the research available, the findings will be detailed and synthesised.