Elements for the Emotional Learning in Adults

By Antonio Bernal Guerrero and Antonio Ramón Cárdenas Gutiérrez.

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The emotional domain, amongst others, takes shape as one of the dimensions of the personal identity. Our first target is to outline what we understand by emotions, which are the neural systems on which they subsist, and how they are built. The construction of the identity is basically based on the autobiographical memory (AM). Making reference to the personal identity means resorting to the AM neurological and psychological support. Regarding this subject, our second target will involve defining the AM and describing its components, structure, organisation and development. Focusing our attention on the building of emotions, the complexity of the AM and narration as a constructive element of the self, our last target is to propose an outline for adults’ emotional education from their own personal experience.

Keywords: Affectivity, Adults’ Education, Autobiographical Memory, Narration, Learning

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp.89-94. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 534.896KB).

Dr. Antonio Bernal Guerrero

Director of Research Group GIPEPERSE, Department of Theory and History of Education and Social Pedagogy, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain

Doctor of Philosophy and Education (National Open University of Education, Madrid, Spain), with an Academic Excellence Award. Teacher of Theory of Education in the University of Seville at the Education Faculty, where he has also been the Head of the Theory and History of Education and Social Pedagogy Department. Likewise, he runs the Person’s Pedagogical Research Group in the University of Seville. He is an Expert in the National Agency of Assessment and Futurology of the Spanish Education and Science Department. He is the author and co-author of several books and numerous articles, exceeding one hundred titles. He has received on three different occasions the distinction for the Excellence in Teaching of Seville University: 2003, 2004 and 2006. At present, his researches are focused on the processes shaping the personal identity and its formative implications.

Dr. Antonio Ramón Cárdenas Gutiérrez

Department Theory and History of Education and Social Pedagogic, University of Seville, Morón de la Fra, Spain

Person’s Pedagogical Research Group Member in the University of Seville and Honorary Assistant.

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