INCIDENCE OF FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF EXTRA-CURRICULAR LEARNING TIME

J.P. Barberá Cebolla, M. Fuentes Agustí, J. Mora Rojo

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (SPAIN)
Time is a physical variable in the educational world which has been studied from various perspectives, being considered a key element in the teaching and learning process. This learning time can be divided into two parts: on the one hand, school, referring to academic tasks performed within school time, and on the other hand, extra-curricular time, referring to academic-type tasks also considered as an extension of learning beyond the classroom supervised by teachers (homework, papers, test preparation, etc.).

This study examines the impact of motivation, emotions and feelings in the management of extra-curricular learning time of students at Secondary Education. The results of a first exploratory phase indicate how affective-emotional factors influence on both the way extra-curricular study time is organized and academic performance.