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ERIC Number: EJ1146608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Teaching Emotions in Higher Education: An Emotional Rollercoaster
Evans, Thomas Rhys; Steptoe-Warren, Gail
Psychology Teaching Review, v21 n1 p39-43 Spr 2015
Emotions are fundamental to understanding many phenomena in psychology; however, there are currently no emotion-specific evidence-based teaching practices. The current study evaluates an innovative new active learning-based teaching activity, designed to provide a structure for discussions around emotion. Small groups of third-year psychology students were asked to produce an annotated design of a theme park that would evoke one of the basic emotions. Following completion of the activity, six interviews were conducted to explore the student's views of the session, and these were subjected to thematic analysis. Results suggest the activity is an unexpected, enjoyable and memorable group experience that has the potential to facilitate understanding of emotions, and thus the self.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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