Teach me, and I’ll forget. Surprise me, and I may remember: Why surprising our students leads to motivation

Chaz Pugliese
Start time
Friday 7 June, 17:15
End time
Friday 7 June, 18:15
The Place

There is no off/on switch, there is no algorithm, no infallible concoction we could use to activate the learners’ motivation. That much is known. Learners can be motivated if the teacher first encourages affiliation, if the learners are sufficiently and adequately primed, and if they are engaged in activities that are new and surprising to them. Theories of motivation place novelty and surprise among the primary factors that arouse interest, encourage exploratory practice and even help to reduce avoidance behavior. This session draws on personal research and aims to blend (a little) theory with (substantial) practice: the participants will be invited to experience (and hopefully improve!) a few activities they can then use with their own groups.

About Chaz Pugliese

I am a trainer, international presenter and author working out of Paris, France. Previously Academic Director of Teacher Training at Pilgrims. As a consultant for the British Council, I have run several courses, many of which in China, Bangladesh and Brazil. I lecture on Creativity, Leadership and Intercultural communication at several universities in France and abroad. My publications include: Being Creative (Delta, UK, 2010), The Principled Communicative Approach, (Helbling, 2015) and Creating Motivation, (Helbling, 2017).

My research interests range from Motivation and Creativity, to Spontaneity and Improvisation. In 2013 I founded the Creativity Group (Alan Maley). www.thecreativitygroup.weebly.com

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7th-8th June 2019