02 Sep Practical Ways of Increasing the Engagement and Flow of High-Ability Learners
Practical Ways of Increasing the Engagement and Flow of High-Ability Learners
Workshop158Chaido Samara, Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece; Georgia Tsoulfa, Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece; Sofia Chaskou, Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece
Yangtze 1Fri 15:30 - 17:00
Engagement, motivation and flow are crucial elements for learning. This is especially true of gifted students as they often become disengaged and unmotivated, despite their intrinsic personal motivation to succeed. One reason is the ability they have to process and synthesize new information quickly. On top of that, teachers are observing that the effects of the pandemic have escalated the situation for all students, making them more passive and disengaged from their learning. Therefore, there is an increased need for finding ways of enhancing the motivation and engagement of high-ability students, in order to guarantee that their learning remains effective.In this interactive workshop we will discuss ways of dealing with the above notions and provide tips and strategies to address them. Participants will become involved in activities that will enrich their toolboxes with new strategies and ideas to be implemented in every setting (classroom, workplace and research environment).
The workshop will be based on a variety of interactive activities, tips and ideas that could be used or adapted to a classroom setting. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a series of activities and will also be provided with ways and advice for putting the underlying theory into practice.