Hokkaido JALT:

Praising Effectively for Positive Affect

Date: Sunday, June 24th, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Joseph Falout, Nihon University

We will analyze and practice the language that teachers might use with learners to promote the positive affect that leads to motivating mindsets. The presenter will provide a theoretical background from an integrated compilation of leading research findings, guiding participants to reflect on how EFL learners in Japan became demotivated and remotivated over several years.

For pedagogical application, participants will explore two mindsets that can influence the motivations of learners' growth mindsets (incremental thinking) and fixed mindsets (entity thinking). Teachers can help develop motivating mindsets by giving appropriate praise, directing reasoning about successes and failures, and supporting positive beliefs learners have of their own abilities. Participants will gain deeper understanding and appreciation of the beneficial long-term effects their words can bring.

Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Hokkaido JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Hokkai Gakuen University, Room C-31 in Bldg. 6

Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan


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