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The Meaning and Role of Emotions in Adult Learning

Dirkx, J.M. (2008). The Meaning and Role of Emotions in Adult Learning. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 120, 7-18.

This chapter describes different ways of understanding emotions and their role in adult learning. The author suggests that our understanding of emotions is shifting from one where they are viewed as an obstacle to reason and knowing to more holistic and integral ways of knowing one's self and the world.