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ERIC Number: EJ1104297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
The Emotional Turn in Higher Education: A Psychoanalytic Contribution
Gilmore, Sarah; Anderson, Valerie
Teaching in Higher Education, v21 n6 p686-699 2016
This article contributes to contemporary debates about the significance of emotions within Higher Education. Using a psychoanalytic lens we analyse the ways in which experiences of anxiety and tension are essential for learning. The anxiety associated with learning can stimulate meaningful and reflexive outcomes but "learning inaction" [Vince, R. 2014. "What Do HRD Scholars and Practitioners Need to Know About Power, Emotion, and HRD?" "Human Resource Development Quarterly" 25: 409-420] is also possible. In adopting a psychoanalytical lens we assert the agency of both learners and teachers in scholarly relationships and we draw attention to the emotions of educators as well as students. This has important implications for teacher education and academic formation activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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