Good Sitting, Looking and Listening: The Regulation of Young Children's Emotions in the Classroom

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Abstract

Increasing attention has been given in schools in recent years to emotions as part of children's development and as core to their learning. Yet limited attention has been paid to emotions in childhood research. Based on findings from an ethnographic study within a Scottish school with children aged 6–7 years, this article explores the construction and negotiation of emotions as a part of children's classroom experience. Children's bodies and emotions are highly controlled in the classroom but despite this control, children actively construct emotions in their everyday lives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-93
JournalChildren's Geographies
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • emotions
  • embodiment
  • school
  • regulation

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