Relational Awareness in Pedagogy and Education: psychological processes and dynamics in moments of ‘hesitation’ in intersubjective encounters

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This presentation suggests a theory of ‘relational awareness’ in intersubjective encounters to conceptualize psychological processes and dynamics in moments of ‘hesitation’ described in two empirical studies. Based on culture psychology (Vygotsky, 1978) and phenomenology (Merleau-Ponty, 1945/62) the presentation outlines how relational awareness appears as arousal, affects and emotions in embodied responses oriented by the contextualized situated interpersonal encounter and the participating subjects’ personal histories (Køster & Winther-Lindqvist, 2018) and unconscious embodied memories (Fuchs, 2011).

Original languageEnglish
Publication year2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP), Copenhagen 2019: Measured Lives - Danish School of Education, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Aug 201923 Aug 2019
Conference number: 17


ConferenceInternational Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP), Copenhagen 2019
LocationDanish School of Education
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