Wellbeing in Education NZ Conference



The Battle Against Boredom in Schools, with Dr Mette Ledertoug and Nanna Paarup


Nanna Paarup

Nanna Paarup, MA in Positive Psychology, Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, process consultant and facilitator, runs www.skolekonsulenter.dk and is the author of a series of books on tools for classroom management focusing on how to engage students. She is also co-author to "The Battle Against Boredom. In schools". Nanna works with competence development for teachers and school managers with a special focus on good teaching, teamwork, cooperative learning and the development of professional learning communities.

Nanna was part of the organising committee and facilitating the preconference PosEd in Budapest in 2018. Nanna is an editor of the Journal: Kognition & Pædagogik and she is constantly researching new ways to involve, engage and motivate students, teachers and staff in educational institutions.  


Friday 3 April | 8.30am
The battle against boredom in schools

Every day students are bored in schools. International research from Denmark, Germany and USA shows that as many as 1/3 of students are bored so often and to such an extent, it threatens their learning and well-being. Boredom seems to be part of the everyday life in school accepted by students, teachers and parents: "It is just the way it is".

Today we miss opportunities to create learning students find engaging, meaningful and applicable to other areas of life. It does not have to be this way

In this keynotes we invite you to turn down the volume-control on boredom in schools and turn up engagement and optimal learning!

Saturday 4 April | 8.30am
The battle against boredom in schools (workshop)

21st century education is based on lifelong learning: This stresses the importance of activating, involving and engaging the students. In this workshop, we demonstrate, activate, involve and engage the participants in a session combining important knowledge from the field of well-being and the field of learning in a fusion model aiming to provide teachers and educators with knowledge and tools to create highly engaging education.

Monday 6 April | 1.30pm
The battle against boredom in schools




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