You are cordially invited to the webinar organized by the Department of Educational Sciences.
Speaker: Aikaterini-Aliki Michou, PhD
Title: “Does students’ compliance or feeling of guilt combined with enjoyment and interest count for their grades?”
Date: Friday, 10 December 2021
***This is an online event. To obtain Zoom link and password, please contact to the department.
Abstract:Do students succeed academically only when they enjoy and value learning? Or do they also need to psychologically press themselves or being pressed by others? Given that striving for learning within the formal classroom-based education context cannot always be fun or challenging and that students may have difficulty to foresee the value of everyday schoolwork, many people might wonder whether strategies employing some psychological pressure such as self-worth appeals, rewards promise, or punishment threats could keep students on track. I will try to answer this question by providing findings from the research that my colleagues and I have recently carried out in Turkey.
About the speaker:Aikaterini Aliki Michou started her career in education as a teacher in private and state primary schools in Athens, Greece. After completing her PhD, she worked as a research associate at the Educational Research Center of Greece and as a coordinator of Health Education. She joined Bilkent University in 2012 as Assistant Professor and since then she has been developing collaborative research projects to investigate learning and the educational environment that enhance it. Her research projects have led to publications in top journals of learning and teaching.