Proceedings of The 4th World Conference on Future of Education
Learners’ Contextual Behaviour as a Gateway to Understanding Their Emotional Psychological Type
Olga Dombrovska, Vladimir Kredencer
The paper reviews the application of the method of ECRAL analysis in an educational environment and looks into its findings on learners’ contextual behaviours. It focuses on the correlation of learners’ emotional psychological type and their behaviour in a given context. The paper further tackles the educators’ response to the behaviour in question and its appropriacy with reference to the context.
The subject falls into the area of Emotional Intelligence, which deals with the ability of a person to manage and control their emotions as well as identify and appropriately respond to the emotions of others, whereas the findings, presented in the paper, concentrate on the development and implementation of learner-teacher interaction patterns aimed at encouraging educationally productive and emotionally balanced learning environment.
The patterns proved effective with small and medium-sized learner groups (4-15 learners) in the context of a language and general education schools, with gradual improvement of both: communication between the teacher and the learners, and the academic performance of the latter. However, further observation, including that of bigger learner groups, and its analysis is required to develop detailed methodological guidance for educators.
keywords: ECRAL analysis; education; emotional intelligence; interaction patterns.