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Learning, Motivation and Engagement: Strategies and Approaches that Work -...

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UNSW Sydney - Room LG 9, Lower Ground Floor, Morven Brown Building

Gate 8, High Street

Kensington

Sydney, NSW 2052

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Educational psychology is the science of learning—how people learn and how teachers can harness this to teach effectively. In this workshop, you will learn about some of the science of learning in applying educational psychology to practice. We then discuss some of educational psychology’s biggest hits – major targets for teaching and leadership practices that are demonstrated to work and that produce the best learning and behaviour among students.

Topics include:

  • Classrooms with high quality motivation engagement
  • When and how to deploy strategies like explicit instruction, problem-solving, and inquiry learning
  • Psychological skills such as resilience, goal-setting, and adaptability

Our own recent research examines teaching styles and strategies, including their effects on motivation, engagement, and achievement. Practical strategies for implementing these practices are a focus of the workshop, including potential for carrying out research in your own school.


About the Presenters: Prof Andrew Martin and Dr Paul Evans

Andrew Martin, BA (Hons), MEd (Hons), PhD, is Scientia Professor, Professor of Educational Psychology, and Co-Chair of the Educational Psychology Research Group in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia specializing in motivation, engagement, achievement, and quantitative research methods. He is also Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, Honorary Professor in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and President of the International Association of Applied Psychology’s Division 5 Educational and School Psychology.

Dr Paul Evans, BMusBEd(Hons), MME, PhD, is a senior lecturer in educational psychology at the School of Education. He teaches and researches in motivation and engagement in a range of educational settings, with an emphasis on music education. His current work includes examining the practice strategies and motivation in high-ability students, understanding why students choose different subjects to study at school, and the impact of multidimensional approaches to engagement. Paul teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in educational psychology, music education, music psychology, and motivation. He is the Program Director for the Bachelor of Education program.


What teachers have said about this course:

“The fact that the presenters were the actual researchers was great, and all the participants were able to share different aspects as we all teach different levels.” - Anne Dineen, Taylors College

Great information relating to motivation levels of students and how motivation is impacted as well as strategies to support student motivation.

The two course facilitators were excellent. They provided clear and coherent information and were able to align their research with classroom practices.

Through the implementation of practical strategies, I have already observed positive effect on student learning outcomes.



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Where is the workshop held?

Room LG 9, Lower Ground Floor, Morven Brown Building C20.

See the UNSW Australia Kensington Campus map here. If you’re not familiar with the campus, it can be useful to download the Lost on Campus app.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

UNSW encourages the use of public transport, click here for public transport options. Please note that if you choose to drive, limited pay per hour parking is available in the car park adjacent to the AGSM Building, on the upper levels as marked. See the UNSW Australia Kensington Campus map hereand download the Lost on Campus app here.

What's the refund policy?

Please reed the participant agreement for further information regarding refunds

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Phone: 02 9385 1972
Email: education.events@unsw.edu.au

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