Originated by Prof. Felicia Megret
The ability to relate to others is considered to be a key attribute in school and in society. This skill is very helpful when managing relationships and negotiating conflict. Some might call these simply social skills although there is growing evidence that the ability to excel socially is actually an intelligence. Students with this type of intelligence can bring a range of skill sets to the classroom, including peer to peer work (mentoring), contributing to discussions in class, problem-solving with others, small and large group work. In this module, we look at these opportunities and the effects of interpersonal intelligence and how we can build it in ourselves and as a group.