Children were presented with different works of art from a variety of artists to discuss and analyse the 5-cog model in groups.
Children from a Primary 4 class were presented with different works of art from a variety of artists to discuss and analyse the 5-cog model in groups.
Each group had to decide on an overall emotion word to describe what the scene portrayed. As they studied the piece of art, they were to notice the behaviours of the people depicted in it and look for clues as to what the trigger might be. In some cases, the trigger was not obvious, but learners were able to surmise reasonable causes for the emotion word. Discussions were had within the group how these emotions might make them feel inside. The body sensations and regulation strategies were agreed and recorded by the group after much debate and discussion. This discussion lead to the point that everyone feels emotions differently and has different ways to regulate these emotions, therefore all reasonable answers were accepted.
For this activity, each group had access to a symbol book and a text word bank to explore vocabulary. They were encouraged to up level their identified words for synonyms to extend their vocabulary. New words were recorded on the class Emotion Works learning wall.