Educator’s guide

Emotional Learning Cards are great tool for opening up conversations with students and learners of all ages. The cards are intuitive and flexible, so they can be used with individuals and groups to start thought-provoking conversations, and support critical thinking and self-reflection.

Benefits of the cards

All our Emotional Learning Cards can be used to facilitate learning in art/design, PSHE/wellbeing workshops, history, literacy/ English, sociology and psychology.
Our Emotional Learning Cards are easy to use ‘off the shelf’ or as the starting point for more in-depth project work.
Our cards support the development of critical thinking.
The Emotional Learning Cards can be used to challenge popular notions of who makes art, the ideas that inspire artists, and what art looks like.
Through the Emotional Learning Cards you’ll discover innovative ways of exploring themes that relate to Black History Month, LGBT Month, International Women’s Day, British Values etc.
Using the cards, you can illuminate the relationships between politics and art. For example, who decides what is recorded as ‘history’, and whose voice is heard and whose might be left out?
Use the Emotional Learning cards to reveal how perceptions of ‘reality’ are influenced by conscious and unconscious factors.
Use the cards to illustrate how art is imbued with critical purpose and can help us reflect on socially and politically informed beliefs.
Our cards help to reinforce the idea that art is not about passive looking but about emotional and personal engagement.

The card sets What do you feel? and A to Z of Emotions in particular support our school in teaching children and young people about their emotional life. They enable pupils to go beyond simply naming emotions, helping them to understand what triggers feelings, how others might feel and how to express and manage feelings constructively.

Executive Head Teacher