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Managing Your Buzz: Generating Student Enthusiasm

Managing your buzz.001JALT-CALL 2015, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka

June 7, 13:20

This presentation will enable you to apply recent research findings to craft a ‘buzz’ about learning to enhance attendance, participation, and enrollment. During this lively and interactive workshop, you will experience immediately applicable techniques to generate, maintain and protect student enthusiasm. Furthermore, you will gain a better understanding of how personal and collective experiences build on each other to create potentially helpful, or harmful, associations that strongly influence students’ attitudes and efforts. Examples will also be given to show how to apply these techniques to make regular classes more exciting, as well as how they can be used to promote one-off or annual activities such as study abroad programs.

Presentation References:

  • Bowen, J. A. (2012). Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
  • Chickering, A.W., & Gamson, Z.F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. American Association for Higher Education Bulletin. Retrieved from
  • Geake, J. G. (2009). The Brain at School: Educational Neuroscience in the Classroom. New York: Open University Press.
  • Shaw, C., Dibeehi, Q., Walden, S. (2010). Customer Experience: Future Trends & Insights. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillian.

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