Workshop 13

Helping students develop self-governance and cope with the fear of failure

  • Tuesday 24 Sept
  • Room 203B, Level 2, Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre
  • Level: intermediate
  • €199 (€299 for non-members)
  • Related Expert Communities Guidance and Counselling

When finding themselves in an unknown situation, individuals are likely to experience an emotional and physiological fear response. International students are particularly vulnerable to this due to the differences and degree of change they encounter on leaving their home environment. Fear of failure can create anxiety and lead to unhelpful coping strategies. Through better understanding and management of their emotional responses, students can increase their personal effectiveness and benefit from their intercultural experience to a greater extent. This workshop will give you the skills to be an effective cultural interpreter and to support students in developing emotional resilience and positive responses to change.

Learning outcomes

• Gain insights into adaptive and maladaptive ways of coping with academic challenges
• Learn about cultural and emotionally sensitive teaching
• Gain a grounding in counselling skills
• Understand the emotional processes that can allow students to increase their personal resilience and effectiveness in support of academic goals


  • Learning, teaching & curriculum
  • Student experience


  • Marijke van Oppen, 
    4TUCEE, Netherlands


  • Stephanie Griffiths, 
    King's College London, United Kingdom