Discover the benefits of encouraging positive emotions
in students through mindfulness and humor while building strong cognitive
flexibility. When a student is in an upbeat mood, he or she is more likely to
process information globally for “big picture” thinking. Conversely, a negative
mood can mire students in detail or lead to tunnel vision. Positive emotions
facilitate cognitive flexibility and openness to information—helping students draw
similarities between tasks and enhancing their transfer of knowledge.
- Discuss the role that emotion plays in student learning.
- Describe how to improve the “classroom” emotional state through instructor and student mindfulness and humor.
- Identify classroom activities that evoke positive emotions.
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An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by August 16, 2021. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.
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The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.
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