Feelings and Emotion-Based Learning: A New Theory

Feelings and Emotion-Based Learning: A New Theory

by Jennifer A. Hawkins

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This book explores academic learning theories in relation to modern cognitive research. It suggests that developing a feelings and emotion-based learning theory could improve our understanding of human learning behavior. Jennifer A. Hawkins argues that feelings are rational in individuals' own terms and should be considered—whether or not we agree with them. She examines learners' experiences and posits that feelings and emotions are logical to individuals according to their current beliefs, memories, and knowledge. This volume provides rich case studies and empirical data, and shows that acknowledging feelings during and after learning experiences helps to solve cognitive difficulties and aids motivation and self-reflection. It also demonstrates various ways to record and analyze feelings to provide useful research evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319660554
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 185
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jennifer A. Hawkins, PhD, is an education researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Learning Theories and Relevance
3. Towards a Feeling Learning Theory
4.Mentoring Research: Teachers’ Stories
5.Teaching Research: School Refusers’ Stories
6.Evaluation Research: Curriculum Approach Stories
7.Implications for Education
8.Feelings Research: Methods and Analysis
9.General Conclusion

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