Think Beyond Language: Using insights into the teen mind to educate the whole learner
Date: Thursday 18 April
For current users of English in Mind, course author Herbert Puchta will discuss how new research into teen cognitive psychology offers insights into creating better learning experiences. Whether that's through a purposeful focus on critical thinking, positive values, healthy self-esteem, or helping build the lifelong habits of mind that are essential to the successful development of the teenage learner.
Herbert Puchta holds a Ph.D. in ELT Pedagogy. For several years, he was Professor of English at the Teacher Training University in Graz, Austria. He has been a plenary speaker at numerous international conferences and has conducted workshops and given seminars in more than 50 countries. He was also President of IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).
For almost three decades, Herbert has done research into the practical application of findings from cognitive psychology and brain research to the teaching of English as a foreign language. Herbert has co-authored numerous course books as well as articles and resource books. His other latest course books include Super Minds for primary students, and More! (2nd Edition) for young teens.
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