Proceedings of the 11th International Applied Business and Engineering Conference, ABEC 2023, September 21st, 2023, Bengkalis, Riau, Indonesia

Research Article

Social-Emotional Learning: Key To Improving Apathetic Efl Students’ Social-Emotional Skills And Academic Writing Performance

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-9-2023.2342985,
        author={Yohannes  Telaumbanua and Gilang  Surendra and Hamidah Izzatu Laily},
        title={Social-Emotional Learning: Key To Improving  Apathetic Efl Students’ Social-Emotional Skills And Academic Writing Performance},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 11th International Applied Business and Engineering Conference, ABEC 2023, September 21st, 2023, Bengkalis, Riau, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ABEC},
        year={2024},
        month={2},
        keywords={apathetic efl students improving sel se skills aw performance},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-9-2023.2342985}
    }
    
  • Yohannes Telaumbanua
    Gilang Surendra
    Hamidah Izzatu Laily
    Year: 2024
    Social-Emotional Learning: Key To Improving Apathetic Efl Students’ Social-Emotional Skills And Academic Writing Performance
    ABEC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-9-2023.2342985
Yohannes Telaumbanua1,*, Gilang Surendra1, Hamidah Izzatu Laily1
  • 1: Politeknik Negeri Padang
*Contact email: yohannes@pnp.ac.id

Abstract

The swift-growing apathy among students impaired their emotions. Furthermore, the complexities of English AW standards discouraged them from writing. Consequently, they had no interest, enthusiasm, or concern about others and AW’s activity. Very few studies, conversely, have documented how SEL improves apathetic TVET students’ SE skills and AW performance in ELT settings. Therefore, this qualitative research, utilising observation, structured interviews, and NTA as techniques for collecting and analysing the data, aimed to diagnose SEL’s effects on the six apathetic PNP ED students’ SE skills and AW performance. Findings indicated that “incorporating” SEL in the Writing 2 course shaped the students’ affirmative attitudes and behaviours. They acquired SEL skills of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and accountable decision-making in productive ways. Moreover, it improved the students’ AW performance in writing processes, linguistic competence, and descriptive and critical writing skills. This study benefits FL teachers, researchers, and ELT policymakers by strengthening students’ interest, enthusiasm, or concern in Indonesia.