Facilitating emotionally resilient learning in times of crisis

Machin, R. ORCID: 0000-0003-2296-2123, 2023. Facilitating emotionally resilient learning in times of crisis. Nottingham: Nottingham Institute of Education, Nottingham Trent University.

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We live in a period of extraordinary instability. International crises include climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical vulnerability in Africa, and the war in Ukraine. In the UK, we are experiencing high levels of poverty and inflation, the cost-of-living emergency, and the impact of Brexit. It is vital for educators to try and make sense of these events, to consider their cause and impact and how they influence and often harm lives.
This paper sets out a pedagogical model which allows students from a wide range of courses to explore the ways in which these momentous societal events affect them on a personal level and equips them to be resilient, skilled, and emotionally intelligent graduates. The model has three complementary elements:
• Pedagogy underpinned by professional experience and expertise
• Pedagogy informed by research and scholarly activity
• Pedagogy inspired by the lived experience
The paper presents an example of how the model can be applied in practice drawing on a submission made to Nottingham Trent University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (VCAET). The model has a broad, cross-discipline relevance and applicability. It recognises that to understand and to respond to local, national, and international crisis educators and students need to establish a career identity, engage with research, and reflect on lived experience.

Item Type: Working paper
Description: Meeting New Challenges in Education, issue 1, working paper 11
Creators: Machin, R.
Publisher: Nottingham Institute of Education, Nottingham Trent University
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 12 May 2023
Number: 11
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jeremy Silvester
Date Added: 17 May 2023 11:14
Last Modified: 17 May 2023 11:15
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URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/49004

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