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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

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

About the editors

Michalinos Zembylas is Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies at the Open University of Cyprus. He is also Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, South Africa. He has written extensively on emotion and affect in relation to social justice pedagogies, intercultural and peace education, human rights education and citizenship education. His forthcoming book is titled Emotion and Traumatic Conflict: Re-claiming Healing in Education (Oxford, 2015).

Paul Schutz is currently a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests include the nature of emotion, emotional regulation, and teachers’ understandings of emotion in the classroom. He is a past president for Division 15: Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association and a former co-editor of the Educational Researcher: Research News and Comment, a lead journal for the American Educational Research Association.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Methodological Advances in Research on Emotion and Education
  • Editors Michalinos Zembylas
    Paul A. Schutz
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-29047-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80481-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-29049-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 299
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Psychology
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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