Conversations with Master Teachers: Emotional Design Thinking
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Emotions are at the heart of what it means to be humans, and we know they play a critical role in students’ learning. The research results are clear. They show students’ emotions affect their attention and memory, which together determine their ability to learn. Educators around the world are starting to realize that by attending to their students’ emotions, they can improve their overall well-being but also foster their motivation to learn.
This webinar will present the case for a student-centered design in IB education. Through practical examples, Master Teachers will explain why successful IB courses should include not only the teaching of relevant theory in the field but also addressing students’ feelings during the learning experience.
At the end of this program, participants will:
- Understand how emotions affect students’ learning performance.
- Learn how to implement learning rituals to help students showing poor levels of engagement.
- Analyze how to use an “Emotional Design Thinking Framework ” to formulate successful student-centered learning experiences.
- Learn some practical examples of how leading IB educators reduce overwhelming anxiety and boredom in the classroom while promoting content mastery.
Dr. Dina Frutos-Bencze, Saint Anselm College
Dr. Erica Piros Kovacs, Indiana University
Dr. E. Fernando Doria, Georgia State University
Dr. Ilke Kardes, Valdosta State University