Best Practices on Effective SEL/Soft Skills Interventions in Distance Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought critical attention to the value and importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) and Soft Skills, in coping with crisis. The purpose of this review is to provide evidence on effective, equitable, and inclusive SEL practices that can be delivered via distance learning modalities in USAID-recipient countries. The scope of this review includes formal and non-formal basic, secondary and higher education programs, as well as workforce development programs, in Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and, to a lesser extent, North America and Europe.

This review also presents important considerations for teams planning to create new distance learning SEL programs or to pivot existing in-person programs to distance learning modalities.

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