Emotional intelligence through literature

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dc.contributor.author Ghosn, Irma K
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-03T10:14:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-03T10:14:16Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8556
dc.description.abstract Children develop emotional intelligence during the early years of life, and according to some experts, emotional intelligence is a more reliable predictor of academic achievement than is IQ. However, today's children appear to be low on emotional well-being. This has potentially negative consequences, not only for academic achievement but also for personal relationships. Literature has the potential of fostering emotional intelligence by providing vicarious emotional experiences that will shape the brain circuits for empathy and help the child gain insight into human behavior. Literature will also promote language learning by enriching learners' vocabulary and modeling new linguistic structures. Moreover, literature can provide a motivating and low-anxiety context for language learning. Some successful literature-based strategies are offered to help teachers develop students' personal and emotional intelligence while also developing language skills, and demonstrate how these strategies can be adapted to different grade and proficiency levels. Emphasis is on the teaching of English as a second language. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Emotional intelligence through literature en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199190180 en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Ghosn, I. K. (1999). Emotional Intelligence through Literature. en_US
dc.author.email ighosn@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date March 9-13, 1999 en_US
dc.conference.place New York, USA en_US
dc.conference.title Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED432925 en_US
dc.publication.date 1999 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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