Methodological Advances in Research on Emotion and Education

  • Michalinos Zembylas
  • Paul A. Schutz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Early Work and Reflections on Researching Emotions in Education

  4. Affective Terrains While Conducting Research on Emotion in Educational Contexts

  5. Foregrounding Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks While Researching Emotion in Educational Contexts

  6. Foregrounding Research Methods While Investigating Emotions in Educational Contexts

  7. A Future Agenda for Research Methods on Emotions and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 295-299

About this book


This volume presents different conceptual and theoretical frameworks as well as research methods that have helped educational researchers to study emotions. It includes innovative approaches that push the methodological boundaries that have served educational researchers until now and proposes new ways of researching emotions in educational contexts. In particular, this edited volume provides a historical frame for studying emotions. It connects theoretical/epistemological views with choice of  research methods and describes specific methods helpful in doing research on emotions as they are grounded in different theoretical and disciplinary traditions such as psychology, philosophy, sociology, history, political science, cultural studies, and feminist studies. Finally, it appreciates the contextual and international dimensions of studying emotions in education and contributes to ongoing debates about the implications of our methodological choices for understanding emotion in education. This combination of variety, timeliness, potential for transformation of the field, and uniqueness make this a very valuable resource to introduce new scholars in the field alongside established scholars.


Academic emotions Biographical narratives Circumplex model of affect Critical emotional literacy Critical race theory Emotions in learning Emotions in teaching Epistemic Emotion Scales Experience sampling methods Feminist theory Measuring emotions Post-structural participant ethnography Research methods education Research methods emotion Researching emotion Self report measurement Storytelling methodology Studying affect Studying emotion Teacher emotion

Editors and affiliations

  • Michalinos Zembylas
    • 1
  • Paul A. Schutz
    • 2
  1. 1.Program of Educational StudiesOpen University of CyprusStrovolosCyprus
  2. 2.Department of EducationalUniversity of Texas, San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29047-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29049-2
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