About the session
In the last few decades, research has highlighted the importance of developing learners’ emotional intelligence as a reliable and necessary element of academic achievements.
Thus, practical and theoretical learners-oriented strategies based on enhancing their emotional intelligence have been provided to educators in an attempt to introduce them and their learners to emotional well-being inside the EFL classrooms. However, little has been discussed on how literature may foster emotional intelligence by providing vicarious emotional experiences that shape the brain circuits for empathy and help the learner gain insight into human behaviour.
Moreover, using literature as a vehicle to deal with comprehensive sexuality education in a language class can provide a motivating, meaningful, and low-anxiety context for language. Therefore, understanding the importance of emotions in the educational field would promote learners’ critical thinking, nurture emotional intelligence and foster caring communication. The purpose of this workshop is to share some insights and practical ideas as a result of our extensive research and experience in the educational field after plenty and fruitful years of work with literature and EI in EFL classrooms.
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About the speakers
Gabriela Garibotto is an international speaker, she holds a BA in Teaching English and Materials Design (UCAECE), is a specialist in emotional intelligence, and holds a degree in Neuro-psychological Education (UBA). She holds a Diploma in Innovation and Educational Technology (UTN) and a Flipped Learning Certification (FL Global Initiative). She has been in charge of the Flipped Learning Electronic Village Online (EVO) Sessions since 2018.
She has been teaching English as a Foreign Language for 20 years. She is a co-founder of Educa.ideas Educational Consultant with her colleague, Noelia Garfinkiel and has been delivering educational workshops and seminars.
Noelia Garfinkiel is an international speaker, a graduated English teacher (UMSA) and she holds a BA in Teaching English and Materials Design (UCAECE). She holds a Higher Diploma in Reading, writing, and education (FLACSO), a certificate in Creative Writing for educators (FLACSO), and has specialised in Storytelling (lESLV "Juan Ramon Fernandez") She has been teaching English as a Foreign Language for 20 years. She is a co-founder of Educa.ideas Educational Consultant with her colleague, Gabriela Garibotto and has been delivering educational workshops and seminars.