Over 100 parents, staff and members of the community enjoyed a stimulating evening at the Motivating Boys: A ScotsIdeas Symposium. Our panel of guest speakers offered thoughtful, honest and entertaining answers to the audience's questions about such topics as:
- Components of motivation, extrinsic and intrinsic
- Differences between boys and girls
- Myths around the need for more male teachers
- Technology and distractions
- Boys and reading
- Feedback and goal-setting in sporting and academic settings
- The pros and cons of homework
Guest panelists included:
Professor Herb Marsh, Australian Catholic University
Recognised as one of the world's most productive educational psychologists and the 11th most productive researcher across all disciplines of psychology, he is an expert in measuring motivation and teaching effectiveness.
Dr Helen Proctor, Senior Lecturer in Education at The University of Sydney
Author of several books in education history and policy, including Controversies in Education (2015), A History of Australian Schooling (2014), and School Choice: How parents negotiate the new school market in Australia (2009).
Mr Scott Monk, novelist and editor at The Australian
Author of acclaimed novel Raw (an HSC set text), Beyond the Knock Knock Door and other books that have ‘got boys into reading’, now an editor at The Australian newspaper.
Mr Lee Morley, The Scots College
A former professional rugby player in the UK, now a Scots Business Studies and Economics teacher and winner of the College’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014.
Video of the symposium can be viewed here.