Schooling the Emotions
18 January 2010
Schooling the Emotions: SEAL in Historical Context
3 February 2010
Arts Lecture Theatre. Mile End Campus.
Since 2005 the government has been promoting new initiatives to develop 'Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning' (SEAL). Embodied Emotions: History, Performance, Education (funded as part of the AHRC ‘Beyond Text’ programme) will use academic research and artistic practice to examine these educational policy goals and deliver innovative classroom activities in collaboration with Osmani Primary School, Tower Hamlets.
The project will be launched through an interdisciplinary event including short performance pieces by Clare Whistler, film clips of the project’s preliminary work in Osmani School introduced by Ali Campbell, and three talks designed to initiate a discussion about the history and theory of emotional literacy in education. This will be the first in a series of such events.
Dr David Spendlove (University of Manchester) is an expert on emotional literacy and the roles of creativity and imagination in the classroom. He is the author of numerous academic articles, and of a recent book for teachers Ideas in Action: Emotional Literacy (2009).
Professor Kathryn Ecclestone (University of Birmingham) is Professor of Education and Social Inclusion. Her most recent book, co-authored with Dennis Hayes, is The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education (2008), a controversial critique of the ways in which concerns about emotional well-being are changing ideas about social justice, inclusion and the goals of education.
Dr Thomas Dixon is Director of the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions. He has published on the history of theories of passions and emotions in philosophical, theological and medical contexts and is currently researching Victorian ideas about the education of the feelings.
For a little more information on the Embodied Emotions project, see: http://projects.beyondtext.ac.uk/sg-alistair-campbell/index.php
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