Learning and Education

Alva has given lectures across a number of areas. She has been awarded prizes for bridging the gap between science and practice.

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Expertise

Her interest includes motivation, autonomy supportive leadership, the link between grit, effort and dynamic mindset, expectations, attention, feedback and performance monitoring.

She works as a consultant, lecturer and entrepreneur and is currently teaching in the field of cognitive neuroscience, psychology and statistics.

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Background

Prior to and alongside her work as a lecturer Alva has spent many years working with research on feedback and motivation at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

She has a multidisciplinary background starting with a Master's degree in Biomedicial Science and a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and has worked with teaching and translating her work into pedagogies for teachers.

Her work as a university teacher has taught her the importance of how we learn. 

Topics of interest

-       What is motivation?

-       Two sides of “grit”.

-       Can you become more “gritty”?

-       Fixed and growth mindset – what is your view on abilities? 

-       Can you change your mindset?

-       How does a leader’s expectations influence the work climate?

 

-       The power of your own expectations.

-       Concentration and flow – personalised learning.

-       How does feedback influence your performance?

-       Learning from mistakes – why it is not that easy.

-       Benefits of autonomy supportive leadership

-       How do you give feedback?