What About Passion in Education? The Concept of Passion, why it is Important and How Teachers Can Promote it

  1. Ruiz-Alfonso, Zuleica 1
  2. Lidia Santana Vega 2
  3. Elina Vilar Beltran 3
  1. 1 Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01teme464

  2. 2 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01r9z8p25

  3. 3 Queen Mary University of London

    Queen Mary University of London

    Londres, Reino Unido

    ROR https://ror.org/026zzn846

European Scientific Journal, ESJ

ISSN: 1857-7431 1857-7881

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 14

Issue: 1

Pages: 19-28

Type: Article

DOI: 10.19044/ESJ.2018.V14N1P19 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Is passion important in the educational context? What are the benefitsof passion? Is it possible to foster students’ passion? What are the teachers’characteristics or behaviors that foster students’ passion? The aim of this studywas to answer this questions by a literature review, as well as to present aglobal and current picture about the role of passion in Education. Althoughresearch on passion is really recent and, therefore, still scarce, the literaturereviewed showed a great variety of passion’s outcomes, which highlights theimportance it has in the educational context. We also tried to summarize theteachers’ characteristics studied up to now that can foster the students’passion. We concluded by presenting the potential implications of the articlesreviewed within education, and presenting the main conclusions of the review.

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