We have much more knowledge than our cognition can grasp. I am committed to incorporating more types of knowledge into education and increasing self-awareness. For example, affective knowledge. Affect is a way of communicating feeling to each other, it resonates and people can pick up on this – like feeling the atmosphere in a room.
“a (biological, neurological, or psychological) force in which a body registers a relation with another entity or environment—a flush of heat before the emotion of shame can be ‘‘owned and recognised’ for example—or a feeling that may not be translated easily into language” (Blackmann en Venn, in Coleman, 2016:17). It is an embodied form of knowing and is difficult to translate into words. It is, however, a way of communicating feeling (a form of knowledge) to each other: affect resonates and people can pick up on this – like feeling the atmosphere in a room when you just walk in.