Author Type

Graduate Student

Location

U-Hall 2-150 Ampitheater

Start Date

28-3-2018 12:10 PM

End Date

28-3-2018 1:00 PM

Presentation Type

Creative Performance

Abstract

How can an educator help young people feel a reverence for and connection with the world? I asked myself this three years ago as I began thinking about how, as an educator, I could better the world. I believe that harmful action on our world can occur when reverence for and connection with it erodes or has never given a chance to flourish. Researchers in cognitive psychology have suggested that experiencing the emotion awe allows people to feel greater connections with elements of our world. (Keltner, 2016; Shiota, Keltner, & Mossman, 2007) My work at Lesley focuses on the emotion awe and its possible pedagogical potential. One day, I hope to use the components, elicitors, and effects of awe as tools to create pedagogy/curriculum theory and method that may help young people feel a reverence for and stronger connection with knowledge, and ultimately their/our precious existence. Recently, I completed a draft of an ethnodrama titled, The A Possibility for Light, created from a phenomenological and auto-ethnographic research project titled, Awe within Human Experience. The aim of the study was to gain a deeper understanding of how people experience the emotion awe. By creating an ethnodrama from data about awe I hope that all individuals, specifically educators, who witness the performance will think about awe within the context of their life and work, perhaps inspiring them to seek awe, understand its place within their identity, revere and connect with life, and lead others to do the same.

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̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶ A Possibility for Light

U-Hall 2-150 Ampitheater

How can an educator help young people feel a reverence for and connection with the world? I asked myself this three years ago as I began thinking about how, as an educator, I could better the world. I believe that harmful action on our world can occur when reverence for and connection with it erodes or has never given a chance to flourish. Researchers in cognitive psychology have suggested that experiencing the emotion awe allows people to feel greater connections with elements of our world. (Keltner, 2016; Shiota, Keltner, & Mossman, 2007) My work at Lesley focuses on the emotion awe and its possible pedagogical potential. One day, I hope to use the components, elicitors, and effects of awe as tools to create pedagogy/curriculum theory and method that may help young people feel a reverence for and stronger connection with knowledge, and ultimately their/our precious existence. Recently, I completed a draft of an ethnodrama titled, The A Possibility for Light, created from a phenomenological and auto-ethnographic research project titled, Awe within Human Experience. The aim of the study was to gain a deeper understanding of how people experience the emotion awe. By creating an ethnodrama from data about awe I hope that all individuals, specifically educators, who witness the performance will think about awe within the context of their life and work, perhaps inspiring them to seek awe, understand its place within their identity, revere and connect with life, and lead others to do the same.