Positive Psychology in Language Teaching
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 email@example.com> to propose a topic related to positive psychology. Include a description of what you want to do in your poster session.