PhD Piia Näykki’s post-doctoral research project received funding from Finnish Science Academy

The project explores emotions in collaborative learning, particularly by observing and supporting emotion regulation in teacher education context. The ability to understand and communicate own emotions, as well as to relate to the emotions of others, sets the stage for successful interaction in groups. Success depends on the process of monitoring and becoming aware of each other’s affective states and emotional reactions and having the ability to regulate emotions when they negatively affect the learning and interaction. The study implements task-specific data, namely videos, situation-specific self-reports (emotional awareness tool), self-reports and learning outcome measures. The results offer theoretical, methodological and practical insights into the dynamics and effect of emotion regulation, as well as the effects of an emotion awareness tool. It also provides practical ideas for the development of students’ skills for emotion regulation.

Last updated: 16.10.2018