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.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||1st Annual Stakeholder Research Conference - "Celebrating Professional Practice" - Dundee, United Kingdom|
Duration: 21 Apr 2010 → 21 Apr 2010
|Conference||1st Annual Stakeholder Research Conference - "Celebrating Professional Practice"|
|Period||21/04/10 → 21/04/10|