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Affective Processes in Learning

  • Ton de Jong
  • Tamara van Gog
  • Kathleen Jenks
  • Sarah Manlove
  • Janet van Hell
  • Jelle Jolles
  • Jeroen van Merriënboer
  • Theo van Leeuwen
  • Annemarie Boschloo
Chapter

Education

In the last decade the role of emotions in education seems to have been rediscovered (Maehr, 2001). Affective processes are now recognised as playing an important role in learning. Students’ emotions, such as, enjoyment, boredom, pride, and anxiety are seen to affect achievement by influencing the student’s involvement and attitude towards learning and learning environments, which also affects how (intensively) students process and/or interpret information (for a discussion see e.g., Boekaerts, 2003; Boekaerts & Simons, 1995; Pekrun, 2005; Pekrun, Goetz, Titz, & Perry, 2002). This (renewed) attention for affect is the result of several developments. A first development is the change from teacher-directed to learner-centred approaches in education, which often involve giving more responsibility for and control over the learning process to the learners.

Keywords

Attention Bias Emotional Process Memory Consolidation Emotional Valence Affective Process 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ton de Jong
    • 1
  • Tamara van Gog
    • 2
  • Kathleen Jenks
    • 3
  • Sarah Manlove
    • 4
  • Janet van Hell
    • 3
  • Jelle Jolles
    • 5
  • Jeroen van Merriënboer
    • 6
  • Theo van Leeuwen
    • 1
  • Annemarie Boschloo
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Behavioral SciencesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  2. 2.Centre for Learning Sciences and TechnologiesOpen University of the NetherlandsHeerlenNetherlands
  3. 3.Behavioural Science InstituteRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenNetherlands
  4. 4.University of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  5. 5.Faculty of Psychology and EducationVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  6. 6.Open University of the NetherlandsHeerlenNetherlands

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