Explore SEL is an ongoing project. We’re constantly doing new research to expand our database and designing and developing new features for the site.
Explore SEL is a field beset by dilemmas about how to best measure and promote skills. Often different and sometimes conflicting terminology is used to define and describe skills.
We created three visual tools to identify the focus of each framework, show where terms in one framework relate to terms in another framework, and to see where particular skills appear across frameworks. We also compiled an index of framework profiles with data consistently formatted between them for easy comparison and built a thesaurus for SEL terms.
In the future, we’ll be adding more frameworks to our data set and improving our measurement tools. We also have planned enhancements to the visualizations and terms thesaurus to make them more useful.