Glass half half full?

Terry Barber

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    This workshop will explore optimism, pessimism and the variable effects this can have on student achievement. Firstly, there will be an examination of theoretical frameworks which relate to situational and dispositional aspects. Secondly, the workshop draws upon recent research carried out by the author with undergraduate Community Education students at the University of Dundee, which examined explanatory style theory; situational/dispositional influence and the relationship with student achievement. Finally, the workshop offers a model for developing a more creative and optimistic learning climate with students, which contributes to a positive impact on well-being.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event1st Annual Stakeholder Research Conference - "Celebrating Professional Practice" - Dundee, United Kingdom
    Duration: 21 Apr 201021 Apr 2010


    Conference1st Annual Stakeholder Research Conference - "Celebrating Professional Practice"
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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