Managing Engagement: The Affective Dimension of Classroom Life
This chapter explores the affective dimension of classroom management, developing issues raised by the core concern of ‘care’ (Chapter 5). As well as focusing on the care dimension of classroom management in which affect is intentionally foregrounded, we also discuss the emotional consequences of order and opportunity orientations to management in, for example, classroom participation patterns, as revealed in the discourses of learning encounters. In Chapter 1, I referred to this as engagement. Engagement, or a lack of it, is integral to classroom management practice.
KeywordsEmotional Response Foreign Language Emotional Intelligence Language Learning Classroom Activity
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