Technology and human cultural accumulation: the role of emotion

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Book chapter

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Woolcott, G 2016, 'Technology and human cultural accumulation: the role of emotion', in SY Tettegah & MP McCreery (eds.), Emotions, technology and learning, Academic Press, London, pp. 243-263. ISBN: 9780128006498

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This article focuses on the broad view of technology as human manipulation of environment and emotions as brain-based motivators for learning. Using scientific views of problem solving or dealing with new input information as the basis for human learning, the chapter explores the relationship among technology, emotion, and learning. The placement of technology as a component of human culture accumulated through emotion-driven learning may help to reconcile differing views of technology and emotion, and broaden the modern perspective on how they may be related to education.