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Chapter 7: Social and Emotional Aspects of Dyslexia-Friendly HE and FE
Current dyslexia literature acknowledges the relevance of emotional and affective factors in seeking to understand the impact of dyslexia upon learners in FE and HE. Pollak (2005) in particular considers the social and emotional domain, focusing upon the life stories of individual students. Emotional/affective factors are more powerful and engaging than cognitive ones, and current approaches to learning consider that the cognitive and affective domains are inextricably linked. Consequently, this chapter has an explicit point to make: that to take care of affective and emotional aspects in learning also enables educators to have access to, and develop, cognitive learning.
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