Students’ Academic Emotions, Their Effects and Some Suggestions for Teaching Practices

  • Douglas P. Newton


We might like to think we are rational but emotions direct and colour most of what we do. Academic study is no exception. While all students are subject to the interaction of thinking and feeling, some are likely to experience particular emotions, like anxiety, more often or more strongly than others. Students who are older or who see themselves as less capable than others can be amongst these, and they can be adversely affected by those emotions. This chapter describes the cause of such emotions, their effects, their implications for teaching and learning, and it offers some practices which can make teaching and learning more productive and help the students become more resilient.


Emotional Intelligence Academic Success Emotional Labour Public Performance Strong Emotion 
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  • Douglas P. Newton
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  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of DurhamDurhamUK

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