Saturday 4:45 - 6:35 PM
Proposals to Increase Teaching Effectiveness and Job Satisfaction
Peter Nelson, Jim Gongwer
Chung Ang University, Korea
This workshop is designed to elicit participants' structured suggestions
regarding ways to increase teaching effectiveness and job satisfaction
in the Korean classroom. Although personal perceptions of effectiveness
have been linked to job satisfaction, recommendations for improvement have
not been systematically explored in the Korean context. Consequently, in
many instances teachers have experienced miscommunication, frustration,
lowered morale and reduced teaching quality. By knowing job strengths,
and addressing weaknesses, it is possible to promote mutually satisfactory
solutions for employers, teachers and students.
The workshop organizers will first identify major factors that lower
job satisfaction and effectiveness in Korean education, then encourage
participants to discuss them with the intent to offer realistic solutions.
The workshop will be divided into separate working groups, with each group
discussing different factors. After suitable discussion they will report
their findings to the entire workshop. A full report of their conclusions
and recommendations will then be published.