The Emotional Experience of Learning and Teaching

The Emotional Experience of Learning and Teaching

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Our learning in infancy, and for a considerable period afterwards, takes place in a dependent relationship to another human being. The quality of this relationship is vitally important for our development, since it deeply influences the hopefulness required to remain curious and open to new experiences, and the capacity to perceive connections and to discover their meanings.This book examines the relationship between student and teacher in a way that will be of help to teachers at every level of the education system, from infant school through to university. It heightens the reader's awareness of the emotional factors that enter into the process of learning and teaching, and aims at a better understanding of the nature of the interactions between student and teacher. The authors examine the hopes and fears with which teachers confront their task and consider how these affect their role of facilitators of the pupils' development. Based on the work done with groups of teachers attending the Tavistock Clinic, the book demonstrates how insights derived from the psychoanalytic study of the mind can heighten the understanding of the learning relationship and help teachers to bear stressful situations and find deeper satisfaction in their roles as educators.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 18mm | 281.23g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1855752301
  • 9781855752306
  • 401,298

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'The re-printing of The Emotional Experience of Learning and Teaching is a most welcome event. The book's insight and wisdom are quite as relevant now as when it first came out in 1983 - perhaps even more so, in that the standards, values and attitudes towards children's development which are represented in this volume are becoming harder for teachers to maintain rather than easier. this book goes to the heart of the teaching/learning relationship. It constitutes a bench-mark of insight and good practice and provides a model for that which it advocates. After sixteen years, there is still nothing comparable in the field. It is to be hoped that this fine new edition will make such valuable ideas more widely accessible in areas that belong in the educational setting but also extend far beyond it.'- Margot Waddell, from her Foreword
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