Slowing Down to Speed Up: The Art and Science of Turning Off

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Are you feeling tired? Constant technology access and pandemic induced working from home has blurred our work/home lives more than ever. The feeling of always working and being available for others can lead to exhaustion, apathy, and stagnation, and definitely not good teaching or general wellbeing. This session will explore psychology and neuroscience of work, distraction, stress, and flow states. We will explore achievable ways to reduce our cognitive load by making technology, our brains, and workplaces work for us rather than against us, so we can do less to achieve more productivity, satisfaction, and most importantly rest.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2021
EventImproving University Teaching : Virtual Conference July 2021 - Virtual
Duration: 21 Jul 202123 Jul 2021
Conference number: 46th (conference program) (Program pdf)


ConferenceImproving University Teaching
Abbreviated titleThe Human Side of Teaching
OtherIUT is continuing our successful online conference model in 2021 to keep you safe. How can we teach effectively during an emergency like the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to the creation of new online and hybrid environments? Many of the answers offered so far have focused on meeting the technical or logistical challenges that come with this emergency environment. Yet equally real and important are affective issues that shape learning outcomes just as much as logistics or technology yet have received less attention to date.
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