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ERIC Number: EJ985959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Educating the Emotional Self: The Role Home Plays in a Child's Method of Communicating Life Stories in a Classroom Space
Higgins, Hillarie J.
Education 3-13, v40 n5 p451-472 2012
This article discusses the risks and possibilities of communicating and educating the child's emotional self in a formal classroom environment. Through designing and implementing an expressive arts curricular intervention in a Scottish primary school classroom, my research produces an example of how therapeutic notions focused upon health and wellbeing can be integrated into contemporary education. Four case studies are provided to exemplify how individual children made particular sense of emotional expression through their own lens of interactive communication with parental figures. This article argues that educators' active and ongoing awareness of boundaries, disclosure and exposure will determine the ethical nature of a child's educational experience with emotional expression. (Contains 9 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)