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Emotional Learner: Understanding and Supporting the Role of Emotions in Learning

October 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:422 Dunton Tower

Facilitator: Ali Arya (Associate Professor, School of Information Technology, Associate Dean FGPA)

We are emotional beings. We feel overwhelmed with our growing to-do list. We lose motivation when we don’t get the support and recognition we deserve. We get bored during meetings, complain about unrealistic expectations and ineffective plans, and hope for work-life balance.

Our students have the same emotions and reactions. How can we see them not as learning machines but as human beings with emotional and social issues that affect their learning process and need understanding? And how do we incorporate that understanding into our academic plans?

There is a strong body of research supporting the emotional nature of learning. From Bloom’s seminal Taxonomy that discusses cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects of education to more recent Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) framework, the significant role of emotions in the learning process is well argued by many researchers. Unfortunately, our academic plans and practices do not necessarily include emotional considerations as much as they should.

Following up on two sessions that were part of the Welcome to My Classroom series, and starting with the results of a current survey of Carleton students, this workshop focuses on:

  • Effect of emotional experiences on academic performance and student experience in general
  • Review of research literature and related work on the subject
  • Recommended practices from faculty at Carleton and other universities to provide a more emotionally supportive environment

Space is limited. Please register in advance by filling out the form below.