Emotion in STEMM Educaton
Emotion is fundamental to every learning and teaching situation for students and for staff. Yet how much do we consciously consider emotion in our educational practice? Interest is growing in STEMMB higher education about the role of emotion, and how to understand and work with it to improve learning and teaching experiences. We invite all staff who support learning to join this SIG to discuss how this relates to our experiences at Imperial.
Through sessions held once per term, we will discuss questions such as:
• How do ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ emotions impact on student experiences and learning outcomes?
• What is the role of university in helping students to regulate emotion in challenging learning?
• How does emotion spread within cohorts and how can this be used to inform teaching, assessment and feedback design?
• How do the ways teachers and other staff feel influence educational practice?
We anticipate our discussions will be enjoyable, surprising and confusing enough to make us curious!