This research website is for the research project entitled, The conceptualization and enactment of social and emotional learning in Canada: Exploring links between research, policy, and practice. The project is led by Heather Woods (PhD Candidate) as part of her PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr. J. David Smith (Professor) at the University of Ottawa in the Faculty of Education. By participating in discussions through the comment section on this website, you consent to your participation in the study (Click here for more information about your participation).

The study will explore how SEL is conceptualized and enacted through research, policy, and practice. We aim to explore how these three contexts view SEL and how they might interact. Additionally, We hope to understand what SEL looks like in practice, how it is enacted, and how it has evolved over time.

The goal of this website is to encourage participation in the research project. Here, you will get weekly updates about the research, preliminary findings, and research protocol development. We welcome your feedback throughout the project to ensure the research represents the experiences of those involved.

We look forward to collaborating with you!

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