The College Board says you’re not ready for social studies in social studies
In the face of all the progress we’ve made in social media, students are still struggling to understand the concepts of what it means to be human and how to interact with others, according to a new study from the College Board.
The study, released Tuesday, also found that students are “too often taught social skills through a passive, repetitive way that reinforces stereotypes about the value of social interaction and makes them feel guilty for being socially awkward.”
While many students can still benefit from social skills instruction, many of those students also aren’t ready for them, the study says.
The new study says that social skills are a “powerful tool to help students develop empathy, trust, and trustworthiness.”
It also says students should be taught to recognize when others are making negative comments about them or others.
The College Board said the study was a collaboration between the College of Education and the Center for Educational Innovation.