Life Skills and Emotional Competencies in Adolescence: What Is the Role of Educational Settings?

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Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
Interests: developmental psychology; educational psychology; life cycle psychology; development in adolescence; attachment relationships; family; learning and quality of educational settings
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Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Interests: educational psychology; health promotion; development of emotional and social competence in children and adolescents

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Dear Colleagues,

Adolescence is a crucial stage of human development when individuals undergo significant changes in multiple domains, including cognitive, social, emotional, and physical. During this period, adolescents face a range of developmental tasks that require them to acquire new skills and competencies. Educational settings play a vital role in facilitating the acquisition of these skills and promoting adolescent development.

This Special Issue aims to explore the skills and competencies that adolescents need to develop to positively address the developmental tasks of this unique life cycle stage, providing a specific focus on the role of educational settings. Potential topics include the following:

  1. The role of education in developing adolescents’ cognitive competencies, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making;
  2. The impact of social/emotional learning programs on developing emotional regulation, empathy, and relationship skills in adolescence;
  3. The use of technology in promoting adolescent skill development;
  4. The role of educational settings in facilitating the development of life skills in adolescence;
  5. The role of cultural and contextual factors in shaping the acquisition of life skills in adolescents;
  6. The impact of teacher–student relationships on developing skills and competencies in adolescence;
  7. The use of experiential learning approaches in promoting skill development in adolescence;
  8. The role of peer relationships in shaping the development of life skills and emotional competencies;
  9. The impact of family on the development of adolescent skills and competencies.

Dr. Valentina Lucia La Rosa
Dr. Éva Kállay
Prof. Dr. Elena Commodari
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  • adolescence
  • development
  • life skills
  • psychological well-being
  • emotional competencies
  • educational settings

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