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The Exam Whisperer
Changing Thinking About Exams
David Petrie
IATEFL Glasgow
Tuesday 4th April 2017
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
Remember the last exam you did.
How did you feel?
Why did you feel
that way?
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
Good Students? Bad students?
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
Characteristics of
confidence
Characteristics of anxiety
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
Characteristics of
confidence
Characteristics of anxiety
is a happy
person
learn from thei...
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
How do we transition learners from anxiety to
confidence?
What are the core elements invol...
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
Subject Knowledge
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
I can ___________.
Sometimes / Generally / Nearly Always
• Self Assessed
• Peer Assessed
•...
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
By w:User:Simon Shek - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Johari_Window.PNG, Public Domain...
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
I can ___________.
Sometimes / Generally / Nearly Always
• Self Assessed
• Peer Assessed
•...
The Exam Whisperer
David Petrie
“We judge ourselves by our
intentions, while others judge
us by the effects of our
actions...
The Exam Whisperer
Changing Thinking About Exams
www.teflgeek.net
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All images are royalty free and are taken...
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These are the slides from my workshop at IATEFL Glasgow 2017. If you visit my blog (www.teflgeek.net) you'll also find my notes and the handouts for the session.

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  1. 1. The Exam Whisperer Changing Thinking About Exams David Petrie IATEFL Glasgow Tuesday 4th April 2017
  2. 2. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie Remember the last exam you did. How did you feel? Why did you feel that way?
  3. 3. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie
  4. 4. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie Good Students? Bad students?
  5. 5. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie
  6. 6. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie Characteristics of confidence Characteristics of anxiety
  7. 7. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie Characteristics of confidence Characteristics of anxiety is a happy person learn from their mistakes admits when they don’t understand freely expresses their opinions feels good about their abilities reflects on positive achievements is ambitious is intrinsically motivated asks for help is extrinsically motivated blames other people for their mistakes may have difficulty concentrating thinks in extremes (Always, never etc) feels they should do better than they did focuses on the negatives of an outcome and ignores the positives thinks other people think they are no good predicts failure for themselves blames themselves when things go wrong
  8. 8. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie How do we transition learners from anxiety to confidence? What are the core elements involved?
  9. 9. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie Subject Knowledge
  10. 10. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie I can ___________. Sometimes / Generally / Nearly Always • Self Assessed • Peer Assessed • Teacher Assessed
  11. 11. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie By w:User:Simon Shek - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Johari_Window.PNG, Public Domain, able accepting adaptable bold brave calm caring cheerful clever complex confident dependable dignified
  12. 12. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie
  13. 13. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie
  14. 14. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie I can ___________. Sometimes / Generally / Nearly Always • Self Assessed • Peer Assessed • Teacher Assessed
  15. 15. The Exam Whisperer David Petrie “We judge ourselves by our intentions, while others judge us by the effects of our actions. Trying doesn’t count for much. “ - Christine Porath
  16. 16. The Exam Whisperer Changing Thinking About Exams www.teflgeek.net Image Credits: All images are royalty free and are taken from Unsplash.com Photographer credits: Austin Schmid / Mikael Kristenson / Harman Abiwardani / Tony Webster / Marleen Trommelen David Petrie IATEFL Glasgow Tuesday 4th April 2017

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