Fostering responsibility and response-ability in the teenage classroom
Studies into the teenage brain reveal why teens are prone to risk-taking and irresponsible behavior, but indicate too an amazing potential for cognitive development and social adaptability.
We will discuss ways to help them be more responsible, and foster their self-esteem through critical thinking and clarification of values while scaffolding their language so they can speak competently and confidently.
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. 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 latest course book is THiNK for teenage students.
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