Effective Strategies for Improving Students Motivation and Behavior Conference

  • 08:00 AM
  • Parramatta RSL
  • 02 9845 0418

Presented by CHERI, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Education Research Institute.

4 – 5th September 2014, Parramatta RSL


Keynote Speakers:

Professor Andrew Martin, Professor of Educational Psychology, School of Education, The University of New South Wales.

Dr Tim Lewis, Professor, Special Education, University of Missouri.


Other Speakers:

Dr Mary Ainley, Yana Belogiannis, Chrissie Burke, Jodie Caruana, Jeanne Gehue, Dr Paul Hutchins, Ian Luscombe, Maria Ivanka Milic.


Conference Overview

There are a range of factors both within and outside the classroom that affect students’ ability to learn in the classroom. cheri confStudent motivation and engagement are strong predictors of successful learning. However, keeping students engaged and motivated can be a challenge. Behavioural and emotional difficulties such as anxiety and disruptive behaviour can also impact on students’ successful learning. This conference will discuss effective and evidence-based approaches for enhancing engagement, motivation and performance in students of all levels of ability.

This year we are delighted to have two keynote speakers: Professors Andrew Martin and Tim Lewis. Professor Martin’s presentation will focus on how we can enhance motivation and improve students’ learning. Dr Lewis’s presentation will focus on integrating services and supports for at-risk students through school-wide positive behaviour support.

We are also very privileged to have national experts and experienced professionals joining us including Ian Luscombe and Christine Burke, amongst others. Presentations will discuss how we can turn a child’s vulnerability into a strength, school refusal, mindfulness in clinical and school settings, bullying, strategies to support students managing their anxiety, as well as those students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This conference will be of interest to a wide range of educators, school counsellors, psychologists, health professionals and other social agencies.

CLICK HERE to go to CHERI’s Website for Conference Program, speaker abstracts, Registration and more.

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