Mokpo National University
Talk / Educational Gifts
Every day, we exchange gifts. In the educational context, “gifts” may take different forms. Some may not appear to be gifts at all when we first give or receive them. However, later, we may find that they were quite precious. Or vice versa. Given our preferences and our goals, our desire might be to increase the exchange of certain gifts and decrease the exchange of others. In this synchronous Zoom workshop inspired by my studies of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), we will after a brief introduction to NVC, reflect on the types of educational gifts we like to give and receive and talk about the feelings and needs associated with these. It is hoped that this discussion will help us orient our future educational gift exchanges. (Note: despite the title and topic, this presentation does not encourage any illegal activities.)
Jocelyn Wright, Associate Professor at Mokpo National University, studied linguistics and education and is currently writing a dissertation on Nonviolent Communication. As a local facilitator of KOTESOL’s Reflective Practice Special Interest Group (SIG) and a national coordinator of the Social Justice SIG, she hopes this workshop on educational gifts is relevant to many teachers.