It has been agreed through research that emotional intelligence can be useful within the workplace. It is pertinent that as practitioners we seek to enhance our emotional intelligence. Therefore, it is vital that we pursue opportunities to raise awareness of emotional intelligence. For example, the resilience and adaptability of emotional intelligence is diverse enough to support a range of practitioners from highly experienced professionals to teacher trainers. Continuing to explore strategies that enhance emotional intelligence should be a key requirement for practitioners. This exploration will enable practitioners to enhance own performance levels and also help deal with pressures that currently accompany Further Education.
Some future recommendations that could benefit practitioners in Further Education include:
- Building emotional intelligence into the curriculum for teacher trainers.
- Raising awareness of emotional intelligence in classroom settings.
- Developing materials that are conducive to emotional intelligence during tutorials.
- Identifying emotional intelligence needs of practitioners through staff development.
- Assessing emotional intelligence needs of students at different course levels (e.g. level 1, 2, 3, 4).
- Examining the impact of emotional intelligence through intervention work.