The Art and Science of How People Learn - Revised Edition
Edited By Greg S. Goodman
17. Affective and Motivational Factors for Learning and Achievement
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Affective and Motivational Factors for Learning and Achievement
The curriculum is so much necessary raw materials, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and the soul.
—Carl Jung (1875–1961) Swiss psychiatrist
The extent to which emotional upsets can interfere with mental life is no news to teachers. Students who are anxious, angry, or depressed don’t learn; people who are caught in these states do not take in information efficiently or deal with it well.
—Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence
How are you feeling? Pause for a moment and reflect on your feelings. Are you feeling excited, happy, enthusiastic, energized, elated, content, secure, confident, comfortable, worry free, loved, intelligent, competent, trusting, beautiful, buoyant, creative, honored, respected, revered, sexy, fabulous, gregarious, on top of the world?
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