EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CREATIVITY AND HAPPINESS IN THE INITIAL TRAINING OF TEACHERS

P. Caballero García, M.J. Carretero Cenjor, P. Fernández Palop

Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y de la Educación (SPAIN)
Professional environment is undoubtedly a privileged place for personal development, not only for the time spent on it, but for the challenges that people face in their daily work, and the implications on the quality of services and the scope of the results involved in well-being. According to all research, activities that promote awareness and management of emotions, feelings and moods, lead people to feel more capable, efficient and better, with implications for their commitment and pro-activity in their work, in their problem management capacity, creativity, facing adversity, maintaining fluid and rewarding relationships, and in their work performance.

It’s possible to learn happiness, and it has positive effects on personal and social development, but also in learnings. A cheerful mood broadens the intellect processes and facilitates creative thinking (Amabile, 2011; Isen, 2004). Educating in happiness means educate in health and welfare, conditions to overcome some learning difficulties and acquire meaningful knowledge.

We take as a precedent a study based on the social and emotional learning. In it, we studied the relationship among the variables happiness of teachers and their impact on the performance of elementary students. We want to continue working in this line of positive psychology, with students in our education degrees.

This paper frames within programs that seek emotional development of people in organizations and facilitate their welfare; also the programs witch study emotions as a driver of human behavior within the educational context; and programs that choose happiness as enhancer element of the social climate class, creativity, educational achievement and personal and social wellbeing of people. It goal is to show the results of an investigation that seeks the development of an emotionally intelligent culture in the classroom, and it promotes emotional development, creativity, scientific thinking and happiness of the students of the Bachelor of Education of UCJC, using specific social networks resources for educational purposes.