WEBINAR: Using Emotion Regulation to Improve Outcomes for Teachers and Students

08.02.2023 bis 08.02.2023 - 17:00 bis 18:45 Uhr

Teaching is often a stressful occupation, characterized by multiple challenges. These challenges take a toll, resulting in high burnout among teachers, as well as sub-optimal motivation and academic performance among students. This is especially true when teaching Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, and when teaching students diagnosed with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD).

In our studies we show that the ability to use adaptive ER strategies mediates the link between stress and burnout in those teachers. Thus, we developed and currently validating two emotion regulation interventions – one, is tailored to middle-school teachers, the second is focused on middle school students.

In the current talk, I will present the students' intervention in which we focused on middle school real-life math problems which are often complex and accompanied by a lot of verbal information and a large amount of data that is displayed in various ways. Hence, to understand the math problem, students must not only pay attention to details, inhibit irrelevant information, and monitor their thinking but also regulate their negative emotions in the face of these stressful and unfamiliar academic situations. Here, I present a web-based learning platform that we have developed for real-life math problems which focuses on specific executive functions and the use of adaptive emotional regulation strategies. While solving everyday math problems we guide the students to reappraise their thoughts in the face of negative affect and not to suppress their in-the-moment negative emotions. As we are still in the process of running the project – I will present initial pilot findings in which we show far transfer only for ER skills but near transfer for both acquired ER and executive functions skills. We suggest that intervention programs focusing on the use of adaptive ER strategies are essential for improving academic performance, especially in the face of complex, unfamiliar problems

Seminar leader
Prof. Orly Rubinsten

08.02.2023, 17.00 – 18.45 Uhr

Webinar, online via Zoom

Seminar fee
GNPÖ-Mitglieder       €40,-
BÖP-Mitglieder          €40,-
Nicht-Mitglieder         €48,-

Creditable to the curriculum
3.2 Neuropsychologische Trainingsverfahren und Therapie (2 UE)