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Emotional awareness and ethical reflection

April 22, 2011

Klar contends that “narrative experiences can help form the basis for a problem-solving, emotionally-rich curriculum that takes as its primary aim the development of students’ capacities for emotional awareness and ethical reflection.” [1]

I agree, but it does suggest certain critical paths into YA Lit… What emotions? How are emotions described/narrated/understood? Need they be understood that way? And of course, whose ethics? …

[1] Pp481-482 Sklar, Howard “Narrative as Experience: The Pedagogical Implications of Sympathizing with Fictional Characters” Partial Answers 6/2: 481–501  2008

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