Students’ emotions in socio-constructivist approaches: Comparing experiences at different Italian school levels
Ligorio, Maria Beatrice
Emotions are becoming increasingly central in education research. The research shows a deep gap concerning emotions triggered by socio-constructivist approaches where learning occurs through social interaction, peer-work, group work, and learning activities based on building ideas or concrete objects. The specifc emotions emerging in such contexts are still under-researched. To address this gap, this study frst reviews how emotions are currently conceptualized and studied. We then present excerpts from several of our studies to analyze the specifc emotional processes that emerge in relation to socio-constructivist educational activities. The main objective is to understand what emotions are elicited in students when participating in educational socio-constructivist activities. Several school levels are involved—middle school, high school, and university—to fnd common emotion. Five “socio-constructivist emotions” were singled out: emotion fuidity, discovering new parts of the self, pleasure of learning, value of the group, and crossing space–time boundaries. The paper discusses each of them with a qualitative analysis of excerpts extracted from the data available. The paper ends by discussing the theoretical and practical implications of this analysis.
Social Constructivism, Emotions, Learning, Educational Context, Trialogical learning
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Crescenzo, P., Ritella, G., Sansone, N., Bulut, S., Annese, S., Ligorio, M. B. (2023). Students’ Emotions in socio-constructivist approaches: Comparing experiences at different Italian school levels. Human Arenas. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42087-023-00371-5