This special issue brings together a wide range of conceptual and methodical approaches to studying the social-emotional climate in the classroom. Interactions and relationships between students and between students and teachers are studied in primary and secondary education from different theoretical approaches (attachment theory, interpersonal theory, social network theory, self-determination theory). There are different methods of data collection used (observations, self-reports) to study interactions and relationships on both student- and class level and at different time levels ranging from moment to moment to a school year.
Pedagogische Studien
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Brekelmans, M, Van Tartwijk, J, & Severiens, S.E. (2014). Social-emotional classroom climate. Pedagogische Studien, 91(5), 284–287. Retrieved from