SHAME AND LEARNING

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Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Abstract

This paper argues that an examination of cognitive shame provides opportunities for educators and students to cope more adequately with issues of trust, loneliness, and separation in classroom settings. It is further maintained that overcoming cognitive shame can lead to learning, mastery, and competence. Implications for mental health work in other settings are offered.

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