Teaching Emotional Intelligence to Undergraduate Students

  • Sohail Amir et al Department of Neurosurgery, Hayatabad Medical Complex
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Competencies


Emotional intelligence (EI) is how well we handle ourselves and our relationship. EI may be a social intelligence that will be learned, developed, and improved. Both IQ and EI are needed for success in life. But literature has proved that we need more EI to be successful. Therefore, it should be taught to undergraduate students in order to increase self-confidence, improve interpersonal and communication skills, improve empathy for better patient care, buffer stress, improve problem-solving skills, developed leadership quality and all these characteristics will lead to success in life. In the literature, there are twelve different strategies; a teacher can apply to students to teach the topic effectively. Problem based learning and role-play teaching strategies will be helpful to teach the Emotional Intelligence (EI) effectively and fulfill the four competencies of EI which includes self-awareness, self-motivation, empathy, and inter/intrapersonal skills development.

Keywords:  Emotional Intelligence, Undergraduate Students, Competencies.


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