1) Statement of Need
Social and emotional skills are very important components of natural human development. Without them many of our daily interactions, basic tasks, and the ability to carry out long-term goals become more difficult. These skills are a critical component to early development, as one-on-one interactions between children occur in daily environments (e.g., in the classroom and on the playground). Social and emotional skills continue to play an integral part in development as the child ages and enters adulthood. Social and emotional skills become necessary in most daily activities, including, but not limited to, social activities and workplace interactions.
There are many children who have underdeveloped social – emotional skills. These include children on the autism spectrum, children with personality disorders, and those who merely were not taught these skills throughout the course of their development.
2) Impact Goals
This project is aimed at improving the user’s emotional intelligence. This would include improvements in the following areas:
a) Self – awareness: The capacity for introspection. The ability to recognize one’s own character, feelings, motives and desires;
b) Self – management: The ability to manage oneself. The ability to take responsibility for one’s own behavior and well-being;
c) Social awareness: The capacity to be aware of a social situation. The ability to interact socially with others;
d) Relationship management: The capacity to create and maintain relationships with others.
3) Curricular Goals
Through the use of our project, learners will achieve the following curricular goals:
a) Learners will develop the social-emotional skills and be able to transfer these skills to real-life experiences;
b) Learners will become more self-aware; developing the ability to recognize their own character, emotions, motives and desires;
c) Learners will develop the capacity to interact socially and build and manage relationships with others;
d) Learners will develop the ability to manage themselves. This includes taking responsibility for their own behavior and well being.
4) Team goals
As a team, we expect to accomplish the following goals:
a) Appropriately pair social/emotional needs with technology application;
b) Extend knowledge base about social/emotional needs;
c) Extend knowledge base on the correlation between fiction and education;
d) Manage one-another’s schedules to produce time-sensitive work;
e) Equally manage project workload and incorporate appropriate workflow.