Teenagers: Flow and the random factor

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

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

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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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