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ERIC Number: EJ1113427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
The Real/Ideal Research Project: Fostering Students' Emotional Literacy
Martorana, Christine
Composition Forum, v34 Sum 2016
The Real/Ideal Research Project is comprised of three components, ordered in purposeful succession, designed to emphasize the interconnectedness of emotion, reason, and action. In the first component, students compose a personal narrative focused on a specific inequity they (have) experience(d) or witnessed. Here, students are encouraged to spotlight their personal connections and emotional ties to the inequity. In the second component, students continue exploring the inequity from component one; however, they supplement their emotional reflections with researched claims, researching the specific ideologies that allow the inequity to persist. Finally, in the third component, students reflect on the first two components of the research project--what we can think of as the "Real" components--in order to identify at least one tangible action they could take to construct a more "Ideal" space.
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Language: English
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