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Wednesday, September 22 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Cultivating Efficacy & Engagement through Challenge

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Performance is enhanced when students strive towards specific and challenging goals (Feldman, 1997). The attainment of those goals is also closely related to self-esteem and self-efficacy (Light, 2001). In other words, when we create the conditions in which students engage in challenging tasks, they achieve more, feel better about themselves and boost their sense of potential. So why do so many students avoid challenge? This keynote will explore some of the reasons and identify what we can do to encourage all students to step out of their comfort zone.
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James Nottingham

Founder, Challenging Learning
James Nottingham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award granted for making outstanding achievements to social progress and development, and is included in the Future 500, a "definitive list of the UK’s most forward thinking and creative innovators". He is best-known... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
Rock Island Ballroom