Building Positive Student-teacher Relationships by Outsmarting Psychological Biases

Start Date :

2021-11-24 (Wednesday)

End Date :

2021-11-24 (Wednesday)

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Venue :

Online - Microsoft Teams


3 hours

(Professional Development )

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Student Support

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About the Event :

We may judge people by categorising one's membership of a group, gender, age, ethnicity or our past communication experience which is a common shortcut to assess and predict one's behaviour quickly. This could be a kind of psychological biases, positive or negative. Teachers' biases could hinder a student's ability to feel safe in a classroom and have a negative impact on student-teacher relationships .

This workshop is designed to help participants to recognise how the psychological biases affect our understanding and judgement, and hence explore skills to distinguish presupposition and mindreading. The facilitator will also facilitate participants to understand how presupposition and mindreading affect our thoughts, expression and execution and share tips on building positive relationship with students.  

Facilitator(s) :

Ms LAM Shuk Wing, Pinky

Ms LAM Shuk Wing, Pinky has earned the Master Degree of Arts in Social Work and Bachelor Degree of Psychology. She is a senior training consultant with more than 13 years of teaching experience. Also, she is a senior NLP practitioner and a certified hypnotherapist.

Pinky's teaching feature is to enhance participants' learning effectiveness and arouse their learning interest via the integration of psychological concepts and related elements into vivid expression skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes :

On completion of the workshop, participants would be able to:

  • identify the unconscious psychological biases which affect one's perception and understanding in various domains; and
  • adopt practical skills to differentiate between presupposition and mindreading so as to promote positive student-teacher relationships.

Target Audience :

VTC Teaching and Instructing Staff

Enquiry :

Miss CHAN Hing Yui, Nichole
Project Officer
Tel: 2836-1083