HOW EMOTIONS ARE DEVELOPED: INSIGHTS FROM VYGOTSKY’ AND LEONTIEV’S WORKS

Authors

  • Andreas Ahrens Hochschule Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design
  • Jelena Zascerinska Hochschule Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design
  • Daria Filimonova Babel Idiomas
  • Anastasija Bikova Centre for Education and Innovation Research

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2023vol2.7116

Keywords:

development of the system of external and internal perspectives, educational process, emotion development, emotions of teachers and learners, interpersonal perspective, intrapersonal perspective, quasi-emotions

Abstract

Teacher and learners’ emotions are a significant factor that influences the implementation of adult education. The research aim is to explore the works of Vygostky and Leontiev for modelling the development of emotions in adult education. Theoretical analysis aimed at theory building about emotion development in adult education was applied to the present research. Exploratory type of research was implemented and described in this paper. The present work reflects the insights from the theory of Activity by Leontiev, and the theories of Interiorization, Cultural-historical Activity, and Concept Formation by Vygotsky. The research results in conclusions that teacher’s and learners’ emotions develop in adult education through the educational process. The educational process is gradually implemented in certain sequence. The educational process starts from teaching and external emotions in Phase 1, moves to peer-learning and quasi-emotions in Phase 2, and proceeds further to learning and internal emotions in Phase 3. The inter-connections between intrapersonal and interpersonal levels of emotions were described. The research allows building a theory on emotion development. The research limitations were identified. Directions of further work were proposed.

 

Author Biographies

  • Andreas Ahrens, Hochschule Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design
    Professor at the Faculty of Engineering
  • Jelena Zascerinska, Hochschule Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design
    Jeļena Zaščerinska received the diploma in Russian Philology in 1994 from the Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia, Master Degree in English Philology in 2002 from the University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. In 2011 she was awarded Dr. paed. Degree for her promotion thesis “Development of Students’ Communicative Competence in English studies for Academic Purposes” focused on the evaluation of efficiency of the process of the development of students’ communicative competence within English for Academic Purposes studies. In January 2012 she became a leading researcher at the Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Riga, Latvia. In 2012 Jeļena Zaščerinska was bestowed expert rights by the Latvian Council of Science, Riga, Latvia and by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, Brussels, Belgium. In 2012 Jeļena Zaščerinska was awarded a research grant for young scientists from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) for the research project “Latvia’s Perspective in the Tempus Project ECDEAST: A Model-Driven Comparative Analysis of Engineering Curricula” implemented at Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design, Wismar, Germany, duration: 1 June – 30 November 2012. In 2012 Jeļena Zaščerinska was awarded a research grant for post-doctoral researchers from the „Triple I - Integration, Interaction and Institutions” of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2-Strand 1 of the European Community Mobility Programme for the research project “English for Academic Purposes Studies: A Model Driven Comparative Analysis via Mixed Method Approach in Latvia and Russia” implemented at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia, duration: December 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013. In 2013 Jeļena Zaščerinska was awarded a research grant for research stays for university academics and scientists from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) for the research project “Educating the Engineer 2013: Advance 21st Century Innovation in Engineering Curriculum” implemented at Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design, Wismar, Germany, duration: 1-31 January 2014. The major results of joint research activities were reflected in a number of publications and international conferences. In December 2013 Jeļena Zaščerinska was bestowed expert rights by Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. In June 2013 she was appointed as the Editorial Board Member and Reviewer, International Journal of Modern Education Forum (IJMEF). Dr. Jeļena Zaščerinska is a member of the international research team which carried out an extensive research on integration of the results of interdisciplinary research into higher education and presented the research results in a number of joint publications. Her main field of research interest comprises cognitive linguistics, linguistic semantics and pragmatics, entrepreneurship education, teacher education as well as interdisciplinary (linguistic and engineering) research.
  • Daria Filimonova, Babel Idiomas
    Language teacher
  • Anastasija Bikova, Centre for Education and Innovation Research
    BA student

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2023-07-03