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Teenagers: Flow and the random factor

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Watch a recording of the fifth talk in our World Teachers' Day 2021 celebrations with Joanna Gore.

Speaker(s): 
Joanna Gore
Date: 
7 October, 2021 - 12:00 Europe/London
Duration: 
One hour

About the webinar

This session demonstrates two approaches that stimulate teenagers’ motivation to learn:

  1. Flow theory – helps us create the classroom conditions for intrinsic motivation to flourish. 
  2. ‘The random factor’ (that is, exploiting activities based on an absurd premise) – takes away students’ fear of the wrong answer, and encourages critical and creative thinking.

Recorded on 7 October 2021

Watch a recording of the talk below

About the speaker

Jo Gore is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials-writer whose special interests include teaching teenagers, digital learning, CLIL, and project-based and meaning-driven approaches to language teaching. She coordinates the British Council's LearnEnglish Teens and LearnEnglish websites.

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