Block 3: 26th February 2021, 15:00 - 16:00 GMT (UTC)
Motivation: The driving force behind learning by Charlotte Murphy
With adult and teenage learners in mind, this session will address an area that we can all often feel we’re lacking in -motivation. What represents motivation in language learning? How do we make motivation successful? And what tools can we use to help motivate our learners? We will also look at the effect that assessment can have on our motivation, and the positive and negative implications that we should consider.
Whether you’re teaching online, face to face, or in a blended learning environment, this talk will provide you with practical tips and take-aways that you will be able to instantly apply to your lessons.
By helping to engage those students who are losing their motivation to learn, we are also supporting teachers who are losing their motivation to teach. So, please join me in recognising the importance of motivation, and its driving force behind learning.
Block 3: 26th February 2021, 16:00 - 17:00 GMT (UTC)
Exploring Motivation in the Workplace: Building a motivation map for you and your team by Annabel Daly
What does it feel like to be motivated? How do you create that, for yourself and your teams?
In this interactive session Annabel will ask you to reflect on your own personal source of motivation to understand how you can then create an environment for your teams to thrive. (And you’ll make a map, to help you, and them find it!)
Block 3: 26th February 2021, 18:00 - 19:00 GMT (UTC)
Designing for Agency in Online Learning Spaces by Paul Driver
In this session we will explore the fundamental role of agency in online learning and teaching. Drawing on both theory and practical examples, I will describe how pedagogy, assessment for learning, design and technology can become drivers and facilitators of teacher and learner agency. We will weigh the advantages and drawbacks of real-time versus asynchronous activities, discuss digital tools, and consider the changing role of the teacher. I will conclude with some tips and suggestions for designing opportunities for agency in your online teaching practice.
Block 3: 26th February 2021, 19:00 - 20:00 GMT (UTC)
Teaching in a Socially Distanced Classroom: Limitations or Opportunities by Candice (Kandy) Ackland
In this presentation I’ll be drawing on some psychological perspectives in ELT theory in order to help us better understand the multi-faceted elements required for teachers to navigate their way towards lessons which are satisfying to both learners and themselves.
From this investigation into a ‘magic recipe’ for success, we will analyse what we consider to be the current challenges of the socially distanced classroom experience, and work towards a more positive attitude about making the necessary adaptations to our practice.
Many practical ideas will be shared and explained which will cater for a variety of global teaching situations. There will be many opportunities to take part in this interactive and instructive professional development session.