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Feelings and Emotion-Based Learning

A New Theory


  • Draws on practical, nuanced case studies

  • Presents a critical overview of the study of emotion and learning

  • Paints a picture of a brighter future for the education of young people


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Jennifer A. Hawkins
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jennifer A. Hawkins
    Pages 21-41
  4. Jennifer A. Hawkins
    Pages 43-72
  5. Jennifer A. Hawkins
    Pages 73-94
  6. Jennifer A. Hawkins
    Pages 95-128
  7. Jennifer A. Hawkins
    Pages 129-152
  8. Jennifer A. Hawkins
    Pages 153-176
  9. Jennifer A. Hawkins
    Pages 177-179
  10. Jennifer A. Hawkins
    Pages E1-E1
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 181-185

About this book


This book explores academic learning theories in relation to modern cognitive research. It suggests that developing a feelings and emotion-based learning theory could improve our understanding of human learning behaviour. Jennifer A. Hawkins argues that feelings are rational in individuals' own terms and should be considered—whether or not we agree with them. She examines learners' experiences and posits that feelings and emotions are logical to individuals according to their current beliefs, memories, and knowledge. This volume provides rich case studies and empirical data and shows that acknowledging feelings during and after learning experiences helps to solve cognitive difficulties, aid motivation and self-reflection. It also demonstrates ways to record and analyse feelings to provide useful research evidence. 


Learning Theory Teaching Theory Emotions-based Learning Feelings-based Learning Learning Behavior Normal Development Theory Social Development Theory Environment Theory Thinking Skills Information Technology Emotional Problems with Learning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Jennifer A. Hawkins, PhD, is an education researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

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