• Bastian Carstensen
  • Michaela Köller
  • Uta Klusmann
For many teacher candidates, the transition to professional practice is a major challenge. Particularly unsuccessful, conflict-prone social interactions with students are considered to be the most frequent stressors among new entrants to the profession. Better preparation for the quantity and quality of the social challenges of teaching within university teacher training could reduce the stress of novice teachers. Social-emotional competence is regarded as a central prerequisite for successful social interactions. Accordingly, this article presents a training program to promote social-emotional competence for prospective teachers. It is designed to be carried out within a semester and provides both the transfer of theoretical knowledge and the practice of practical procedures so that student teachers are adequately prepared for the social challenges of professional practice. The training programme is accepted by the students and is regarded as helpful for future practical work. The evaluation showed a stimulation of knowledge about emotions, the regulation of emotions and social skills, which are central components of social-emotional competence. Further, the participants reported a higher affective well-being after participation in the training.
Translated title of the contributionTraining program for improving prospective teachers' social-emotional competence
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationKompetenzentwicklung im Lehramtsstudium durch professionelles Training
EditorsGesa Uhde, Barbara Thies
Number of pages15
PublisherTechnische Universität Braunschweig
Publication date04.03.2019
Pages53-68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04.03.2019
EventATUS-Tagung 2018 "Berufliche Kompetenzen professionell trainieren" - Braunschweig, Germany
Duration: 09.03.201810.03.2018

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