Positive Psychology in Language Teaching

Sendai Chapter

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 November 2016 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sarah Mercer (JALT2016 Featured Speaker and co-editor of Positive Psychology in SLA [2016, Multilingual Matters] )
Marc Helgesen
Tim Murphey
Joe Falout

What does Positive Psychology - "the scientific study of how human beings prosper and thrive" - imply about how we learn language? Sendai will play host to a mini-conference including leaders in the field. This is a rare opportunity, so save the date!

Speakers and topics will include:

Sarah Mercer, University of Gratz, Austria - JALT2016 Featured speaker
Positive Psychology in SLA co-editor (Multi-lingual Matters, 2016).
Topic: Socio-emotional competencies for teacher AND learner well-being

Marc Helgesen, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
Topic: Happiness 2.0

Joseph Falout, Nihon University
Topic: Positive Power of Past Selves

Tim Murphey, Kanda University of International Studies
Topic: Threading Teaching with Positive Psychology Songlets

Poster sessions may also be added to the program. Email Marc Helgesen at <march@mgu.ac.jp> to propose a topic related to positive psychology. Include a description of what you want to do in your poster session.</march@mgu.ac.jp>

Asahigaoka Shimin Center (Above Asashigaoka Station on the Nanboku Subway
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