Thinking with feeling : fostering productive thought in the classroom
- Newton, Douglas P., author.
- Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.
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- Physical description
- xi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
LB1590.3 .N54 2014
- Unknown LB1590.3 .N54 2014
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-181) and index.
- 1. Second Thoughts: Sense and sensibility 2. Purposeful, Productive Thought: A framework 3. Ever Watchful: Moods, emotions and appraisals 4. It Stands to Reason: Deductive thinking 5. Order from Chaos: Constructing causal understandings 6. The Inventive Mind: Creative thinking and problem solving 7. Hearts and minds in harmony: Wise thoughts in action 8. Quality Control: Critical thinking 9. Testing times: Emotional performances 10. Different Strokes for Different Folks: Nature and nurture 11. Emotional Labour: Moods, emotions and the teacher 12. Two minds are better than one.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Are emotions good or bad for thinking and learning? Have you ever wondered why a good lesson of one year falls flat in another? Why do students behave the way they do? Teachers are expected to foster productive thought yet the neglect of emotion in the classroom, in favour of intellect, means teaching and learning is often not as effective as it might be. Thinking with Feeling explores what we mean by productive thought, its interrelationship with mood and emotions, how teachers can manage that interaction to improve teaching and learning, and what teacher trainers could do about it. Synthesising the most important international research in the field, it offers a framework for productive, purposeful thought - deduction, understanding, creative thinking, wise thinking, and critical thinking - and explains how mood and emotion can support and also impede learning. It considers the effect of the interplay of emotion and intellect on classroom behaviour, on students' public performance and performance in tests, and how emotional labour can affect the teacher. Illustrated with examples from practice, this challenging, thoughtful study offers education professionals a basis for understanding the interaction of emotions and cognition and making it a successful partnership in order to improve teaching and learning.
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- Douglas P. Newton.