Embodied Emotions [2009-11] investigated physical templates for emotional literacy in children, in the context of the history of emotions. The aim was to develop a transferable, performative educational programme that would enable teachers and children to nurture emotional intelligence within schools.
This research project was led by Ali Campbell (Senior Lecturer in Applied Performance, Queen Mary University, London) in collaboration with Dr. Thomas Dixon (Director of the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions), Clare Whistler (performance artist), and film maker Bhavesh Hindocha. Research took place mainly at Osmani Primary School in East London, working with a group of older children, and included a series of seminars at QMUL.
Funded by Arts & Humanities Research Council’s “Beyond Text” programme. http://projects.beyondtext.ac.uk/sg-alistair-campbell/index.php [‘Feeling Differently’ report download]