ERIC Number: EJ824809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 20
Teaching and Emotions in a Nonformal Educational Setting
Taylor, Edward W.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n120 p79-87 Win 2008
Little is known about the nature of teaching and the role of emotions in nonformal education. This is not surprising, given that nonformal education has many shades of meaning, limited literature exists about the realities of teaching in nonformal settings, and little has been written about the nature of emotions and teaching in formal settings, let alone nonformal settings. Despite these shortcomings, an emerging body of work is beginning to shed light on the unique nature of nonformal education as a practice and an educational setting that can potentially stimulate a whole range of emotions. If emotions and their role in learning are better understood by the nonformal educator, the result could be more effective practice. To set the context for this article, the author begins with a brief vignette of a nonformal educational event that he observed at a local home improvement store.
Descriptors: Nonschool Educational Programs, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Context Effect, Affective Behavior
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