Postdoc Seminar in Innovative Teaching: How positive emotions can help you and your classroom thrive


Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6:30pm to 7:30pm


RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA.

When we talk about emotion regulation, we usually think about how to deal with negative emotions such as stress or depression. But what happens once we decrease the levels of those emotions? Does happiness come automatically once we deal with the negative side?

Although positive emotions have been understudied historically, there has been an explosion in research during the last decades, which has produced an advance in the knowledge about happiness and wellbeing. 

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Research has found that positive emotions can have a strong impact in educational settings. During this seminar, we will review the science of wellbeing and how it can be used to achieve the full potential of the learning process, and how it can be helpful for both teachers and students.

Teaching methods have evolved throughout last decades. In order to learn the different possibilities that Innovative Teaching offers, this seminar will explore how each field can provide ideas that can be applied in other areas. In this way, both participants and assistants will improve their knowledge concerning to how to teach and how to create a better environment in the class, in which students play a more dynamic role. These activities will be held mainly by predoc and postdoc fellows of RCC. 

Speaker: Alba Carrillo Vega, RCC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Sponsors: RCC; Postdocs@RCC