Iwate JALT:

(1) Motivation: The Importance of Social Influences; (2) A Motivated Teacher Can Motivate Students, but What Motivates the Teacher?

Date: Sunday, January 25th, 2015 Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Speaker: Margarita Foster (Hachinohe Gakuin University)

Description:
1. Motivation: The Importance of Social Influences
In social psychology there are several studies which analyze the importance of human interaction in the process of teaching and learning. This presentation will review some of these findings and their influence on sustain motivation.

2. A Motivated Teacher Can Motivate Students, but What Motivates the Teacher?
Stress is a common experience for teachers struggling to manage learning activities and employ various strategies in their teaching. Teacher motivation is a key factor in functioning despite this stress and fulfilling the role of teacher as facilitator of learning. This presentation will review some findings of a study on teacher motivation, the strategies teachers use to maintain motivation, and how they cope with stressful situations. A short group-workshop will follow, where everybody can participate and share ideas. Then, we could draw together some conclusions.

Short bio: Margarita Foster works at Hachinohe Gakuin University. Her studies include psychology and criminology at universities en Bolivia, Japan and Spain. Currently her research interests are juvenile delinquency and resilience.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen (500 yen for students)

Venue: AIINA, Morioka

Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

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