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Emotional intelligence and learning & teaching in higher education : implications for bioscience education

Armour, William;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), London Metropolitan University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Emotional Intelligence (EI) was popularised in 1990s by Daniel Goleman’s bestselling book of the same name (Goleman 1996). EI has been criticised by scholars in the psychological community for lack of a clear definition or empirical evidence that it is anything more than a combination of already known cognitive and personality factors. Despite this controversy, there are many proponents of EI in higher education who highlight the folly of trying to separate the cognitive from the emotional. They suggest a number of practical applications for EI to improve the student experience, increase academic achievement and develop well-rounded graduates with the skills des...
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