Positive Psychology in Language Teaching

JALT Group: 
Event Speaker: 
Sarah Mercer
Marc Helgesen
Tim Murphey
Joe Falout
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for non-JALT members: 
free
Contact or Queries: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

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.