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Psychology of Learning and Motivation – TARC Training

We all know that students have different personalities. Each of them has a unique set of awareness and perceptions which will influence the way they respond to learning and their surrounding environment. Being acquainted with the psychology of students and how to motivate them will equip teachers with the necessary understanding to plan lessons and activities more effectively, and to better reach out to their students. Understanding how students think will better prepare teachers to integrate knowledge and teach students with diverse levels of learning abilities.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of programme, participants will be able to:

  • Employ the different types of psychological theories and concepts which influence how learning takes place to teach students effectively.
  • Apply psychological principles in their teaching to motivate and communicate with students.
  • Practice self reflection in their daily teaching to improve the teaching and learning experience for themselves and their students.

Who May Attend

For lecturers, teachers, trainers, and administrators in education institutions who are directly or indirectly involved in the teaching and learning environment.

Section 1Introduction to Self Awareness
Section 2The Psychology Of Learning
- Theories of learning
- Application of various learning theories in teaching and learning
Section 3The Psychology Of Motivation
- Perspectives of motivation
- Theories of motivation
- Application of various theories of motivation in the classroom
Section 4Learning Styles & Preferences
- Types of learning styles
- Implications for teaching and learning
Section 5Personality
- Types of personalities
- Implications for teaching and learning


Mr Johnny Chin Fui Chung holds a Masters in Arts – English Language specialising in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a Bachelor of Education with Honours – Teaching of English as Second Language (TESL) with a distinction in his teaching practice from University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Currently, he is reading for his PhD in Education at Open University Malaysia.

He has over 10 years of experience teaching English to learners from a variety of background and different areas of specialisation. He has also been a regular trainer and facilitator for English Enhancement Programmes and Teacher Development Workshops. He is presently the Head of Languages Division of School of Social Science and Humanities at TAR University College. He has also co-authored a total of 12 English textbooks and workbooks for secondary school, college and university students.