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Title: FEELING SCHOOLS, AFFECTIVE NATION: UNRAVELLING THE EMOTIONAL GEOGRAPHIES OF EDUCATION IN SINGAPORE
Authors: ANG CONG PING CLARA
Keywords: emotions, education, young people, governmentality, performativity, values education
Issue Date: 29-Jul-2015
Citation: ANG CONG PING CLARA (2015-07-29). FEELING SCHOOLS, AFFECTIVE NATION: UNRAVELLING THE EMOTIONAL GEOGRAPHIES OF EDUCATION IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: THIS DISSERTATION ENGAGES WITH THE BURGEONING GEOGRAPHICAL LITERATURE ON THE EMOTIONS TO EXAMINE THE WAYS IN WHICH EDUCATIONAL SPACES IN SINGAPORE ARE (RE)MADE AS SCHOOLS BECOME SITES TO INCORPORATE EMOTIONAL EDUCATION INTO THE CURRICULUM. BY CONSIDERING THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION¿S SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL), AS WELL AS CHARACTER AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION (CCE) CURRICULA IN SINGAPOREAN SCHOOLS, I EXPLORE HOW THE EMOTIONS ARE APPROPRIATED AS A PEDAGOGICAL TOOL FOR SHAPING SUBJECTIVITIES UNDER THE GUISE OF `VALUES EDUCATION¿. HOWEVER, THE DISSERTATION ALSO HIGHLIGHTS HOW THE EMOTIONS CAN BE MOBILISED BY TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AS A TACTIC TO MANEUVER ESTABLISHED RULES. THE RESEARCH DRAWS ON ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH CONDUCTED IN A SINGAPOREAN SECONDARY SCHOOL WHERE I UTILISED INTERVIEWS, CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS, AND A COLLABORATIVE PHOTO-REFLECTION PROJECT USING SOCIAL MEDIA. I SUGGEST THREE WAYS IN WHICH THE EMOTIONS CAN UNSETTLE DOMINANT PORTRAYALS OF EDUCATIONAL SPACES. FIRST, I ARG
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