Managing Boredom: Increasing Engagement

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We all recognize the word, the look and the frustration but do we really understand what ‘boredom’ means or know how to respond to the phase “It’s boring!” when expressed by students. Parents, who are concerned about their child receiving adequate academic challenge, may be perceived as an affront by teachers who work hard to provide stimulating lessons for students. Is learning to deal with boredom an expected life skill or does the experience of boredom result in cognitive difficulties, academic underachievement and psychological difficulties?
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Jamboree Heights State School
35 Beanland Street
Jamboree Heights QLD 4074

This presentation will explore the often claimed, frequently discussed but rarely dissected or understood phenomena: boredom. This information enables parents and teachers to recognise tedium; know when it tends to occur; how to manage boredom; how to avoid and address complaints about boredom; how to respond positively and appropriately.




Michele Juratowitch is Director of Clearing Skies, providing a range of services including counselling, parent education, advocacy, consultancy, professional development, research and resources to support the needs of gifted children, adolescents, their parents, teachers and organisations. Michele has been a lecturer in the postgraduate course in Gifted Education at GERRIC, UNSW; was awarded a Churchill Fellowship; is a frequent presenter at conferences and is co-author of the resource, Make a Twist: Curriculum differentiation for gifted students and the research report, Releasing the Brakes for High Ability Students.  


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