#HEblogswap – Transferring Enthusiasm by Chris Jobling

  #HEblogswap - Transferring Enthusiasm - by Chris Jobling https://flic.kr/p/Yrprxv I've been a teacher in engineering and technology for over 30 years. I love computing, coding, and ed tech. I spend hours on-line watching videos to increase my understanding of the technologies that I love. I love engaging with my personal learning networks, particularly #LTHEChat … Continue reading #HEblogswap – Transferring Enthusiasm by Chris Jobling

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Send us your guest posts in preparation for the new academic year!

The rain is here and the nights are drawing in - time to share good practice, experience and ideas before teaching starts. Send us your guest posts! If you've been reading the tweets and posts we have shared so far, you'll know that we have been examining how our feelings of enthusiasm influence how we … Continue reading Send us your guest posts in preparation for the new academic year!

Enthusiasm, enjoyment and emotional labour

In this post, we look at important points from Emotional Transmission in the Classroom: Exploring the Relationship between Teacher and Student Enjoyment (Frenzel et al., 2009) - including an important point made about ‘emotional labour’ (something that we will be working on for you in the coming months). The take home message from the paper is simply this: … Continue reading Enthusiasm, enjoyment and emotional labour

Enthusiasm and teaching things outside your comfort zone – posts required

Enthusiasm and Teaching Things Outside your Comfort Zone We need guest posts of your experiences and thoughts... In a few weeks, teaching will be back upon us (that's for those who haven't been teaching and supervising during summer). Especially for the Early Career Academics among us, it's the time of year where the 'fortunate' ones … Continue reading Enthusiasm and teaching things outside your comfort zone – posts required

It all starts with your ‘dispositional enthusiasm’

It all starts with your ‘dispositional enthusiasm’ By Rebecca Jackson (@chasing_ling) - Creator of @EnthusiasticHE (Recommended reading for the inspiration for the post at the end) Image from Hartwig HKD on Flickr licensed for redistribution under Creative Commons Ever worked in a job you hated? Ever taught something you didn’t like or - frameworks and approaches … Continue reading It all starts with your ‘dispositional enthusiasm’

Engaging with Emotional Engagement in Students

Engaging with Emotional Engagement in Students By Rebecca Jackson (@chasing_ling) - Creator of @EnthusiasticHE Our main aim at Enthusiastic HE is to understand how we, as Higher Education practitioners, can leverage our enthusiasm to create EMOTIONAL ENGAGEMENT in our students. A first step that we must take is to start explaining what we mean by … Continue reading Engaging with Emotional Engagement in Students

Guest post #3 Sussex student Ashleigh explains (and shows) her thoughts on educator enthusiasm

I’ve just finished my second year studying English Language and Linguistics at Sussex University, having originally begun my time at University as a Law student. When I’m not on holiday or binge-watching Netflix, I am particularly interested in Corpus Linguistics, Computer Assisted Discourse Studies and psycholinguistics, which I hope to pursue at Masters level. Enthusiasm … Continue reading Guest post #3 Sussex student Ashleigh explains (and shows) her thoughts on educator enthusiasm

More about #EnthusiasticHE and its motivation – and what you can do with us

More about #EnthusiasticHE and its motivation - and what you can do with us By Rebecca Jackson (@chasing_ling) - Creator of @EnthusiasticHE When people become doctors, one of the maxims that they have to live by is “first, do no harm”. In other words, whatever you do, it’s vital that you don’t behave in such … Continue reading More about #EnthusiasticHE and its motivation – and what you can do with us

Guest post #2: When an enthusiastic student becomes an enthusiastic teacher

Gosia Drewniok (@vampirelinguist) talks to us about how being an enthusiastic student links with being an enthusiastic teacher. We hope you enjoy Gosia's experiences and reflections. This narrative serves as a reminder that enthusiasm can emerge when we do something we like as well as something we have competence in, and helps us to embrace … Continue reading Guest post #2: When an enthusiastic student becomes an enthusiastic teacher