Hiroshima JALT:

Behavioural Economics for Your Classroom

Date: Sunday, April 17th, 2016 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Arthur Rutson-Griffiths (Hiroshima Bunko Women's University)

Description:
Behavioural economics is the study of how psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors affect decision making. Despite its name, many of the findings uncovered in this emerging field have many practical benefits in the classroom. Just a few small changes and additions to everyday classroom activities can increase students' extrinsic motivation and engagement with the target language. This presentation will cover a number of findings from behavioural economics research, while relating each one to a number of techniques and tips the presenter has used and that teachers can use in the classroom to motivate their students. The ideas introduced can be used with students of any age and in almost any classroom context. The audience will be invited to share their own ideas and tips and to think of how they can incorporate some of the motivational techniques introduced into their current classroom routines.

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

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

Venue: International Conference Center, Hiroshima Peace Park

Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

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