In the nearly 30 years since the advent of the 'affective revolution,' scholars and practitioners alike have gradually come to understand that the world we live in cannot be understood solely in terms of mechanical or cognitive principles. The chapters in this volume demonstrate this realization and deal with a wide variety of human experience, both in the classroom and at work. In particular the chapters reveal how, through becoming mindful of our emotions we can improve our self-awareness and personal effectiveness, and in doing so become role models for our students - who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Retention of learning from collegiate and graduate courses is abysmal. The half-life of knowledge seems to be 6 ½ weeks and needed competency development is sparse despite billions spent on higher education. This collection of essays, models and studies about managing emotions of both students and teachers should sensitize the curious reader and provoke some new approaches. Without engaging the whole student with their emotions as well as ideas and values, we have little hope of motivating retained learning. Combining the right pedagogy and teachers feeling inspired (i.e., handling their own emotions, as well as ideas and values) is essential.
Prof. Payal Kumar
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Dean Research & Management Studies,
Indian School of Hospitality, India
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