An (Emotion) Problem in Cooperative EducationThomas Scheff*
Department of Health, University of California, 3009 Lomita Road, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Thomas Scheff
Department of Health Services
University of California
3009 Lomita Road
Santa Barbara CA, USA
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Received date: December 29, 2014 Accepted date:October 07, 2015 Published date: October 14, 2015
Citation: Scheff T (2015) An (Emotion) Problem in Cooperative Education. J Child Adolesc Behav 3:253. doi:10.4172/2375-4494.1000253
Copyright: © 2015 Scheff T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cooperative learning is becoming a powerful voice in world education. It proposes that K1-12 teach about the social-emotional world, in addition to traditional education topics. Although promising in the social part, mainly thru the use of team teaching, it appears to be weak with respect to emotions. So far there has been only the mere mention, in passing, of the names of some of the common emotions, such as anger, grief or fear. That is to say it follows the practice of modern societies of dismissing emotions as unimportant, not referring to them at all, or so briefly as to amount to dismissal.This note suggests a provisional way to begin to add emotion components to K12 cooperative teaching, based on descriptions of each of six emotions: grief, fear, anger, pride, shame and fatigue.