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This course is designed to specifically address current interest in emotions and emotional intelligence in teaching, learning and leadership. Current research findings and interdisciplinary theories of emotion will be explored, discussed, critiqued and applied as relevant to the overall bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand, and situated within the individual contexts of the participants. Participants will engage with and adapt a research-informed theory of emotional intelligence that has been applied in international research, in ways that are relevant to their daily lives, and /or support their pedagogical or relevant professional practice. This course will be of interest not only to teachers, educators, and leaders, but also to managers, coaches, human resource professionals, psychologists, parents, students and anyone who is interested in understanding emotions in themselves and others.
WHY EMOTIONS?Emotions matter. Emotions serve important functions in our daily lives. They underpin our decision-making, our learning, creativity and relationships, our personal wellbeing, resilience and ability to cope with change. In daily life, emotions communicate information about our own and others’ thoughts, goals and behaviours. Emotions fill the interpersonal and cultural spaces between people. Teaching is arguably an “emotional practice” with emotions at the “heart of teaching” (Hargreaves, 1998, p.835).WHAT IS THIS COURSE LIKE? Students who attended this course over the past seven summer schools have consistently rated it highly overall. Feedback comments include: “Very worthwhile”; “An extremely valuable course which should be a must for all practicing and aspiring teachers/educators/leaders”; “It is life changing! I can’t rave enough about it”; “Great course: Should be compulsory”: “Thanks for running this course. It should be compulsory”; “Do it!”.WHEN CAN I START?As soon as you are able to access Learn when you are enrolled, you can start browsing the Learn site for EDEM608. You will find a set of interesting Introductory Activities that contribute to your assessment tasks as well.The course will officially commence online from Monday 14th November, 2022, with our first Zoom meeting scheduled for Tuesday 15th November from 4.00 - 6.00 pm.
By the end of this course students will be able to:1. Analyse, discuss and critically evaluate key theories of emotion, including Māori perspectives.2. Critically evaluate current research and key literature related to emotion, emotional intelligence theory, emotional literacy, emotion regulation, social emotional learning (SEL) and wellbeing, including Māori perspectives.3. Explore the relevance of SEL, emotion and emotional intelligence theories to culturally responsive practices.4. Evaluate, describe and apply one or more relevant research-informed model/s of emotion and emotional intelligence development to their individual context/s.5. Explore the connections between SEL and key Pasifika cultural values and the impact on education/learning.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Subject to approval of the Head of School.
This fully-online course will commence on Monday 14th November 2022, with activities for you to engage in, in readiness for our first online meeting through Zoom from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday 15th November, 2022.Zoom Meeting ScheduleTuesdays 4:00 - 6:00pm as follows:15 November, 2022 29 November, 2022 13 December, 2022 UC Christmas Break Thursday 23 Dec 2021 to Wednesday 4 Jan 202310 January 2023 31 January 2023 7 February 2023 All zoom meetings will be recorded and available to all participants.
All required readings will be provided through Learn.Library Reference TextsKeltner, D. Oatley, K. & Jenkins, J. M. (2014) Understanding emotions (3rd Ed.) Wiley, 2018.Strongman, K.T. (2003). The psychology of emotion: From everyday life to theory (2nd Ed). Chichester, Sussex: J. Wiley & SonsBrackett, M. (2019) Permission to Feel. New York: Celadon BooksCorcoran R. & Toomey, R. (2011) Developing emotionally competent teachers: emotional intelligence and pre-service teacher education. Bern, Switzerland: Peter LangBarrett, L. F., & Salovey, P. (2002). The wisdom in feeling: Psychological processes in emotional intelligence. Guilford Press.
Domestic fee $1,937.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Educational Studies and Leadership