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ERIC Number: EJ1174013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1618-5293
Leyla and Mahmood--Emotions in Social Science Education
Blennow, Katarina
Journal of Social Science Education, v17 n1 66-70 Spr 2018
Purpose: The paper explores what emotions do in social science education through two specific cases and discusses the relation between emotion and politicization in the subject education. Method/approach: The cases are selected from an on-going dissertation project that uses interviews, video and observations in examining how social science education is played out in practice, with a focus on the students. Inspired by Sara Ahmed, emotion is seen as relational. Findings: Seeing emotions as relational makes it possible to capture a dynamic in the classroom that brings a complexity to a discussion on social science education. There is a relation between emotion and politicization; in the two cases, emotion signals that a subject matter or situation is contested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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