Dr Kai Markus Talvio

Program Chair

Sharjah Education Academy
Markus Talvio is an Associate Professor and Program Chair for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education program at Sharjah Education Academy. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland having over 30 years of experience in the field of education. He served as a senior lecturer at the University of Helsinki from 2018-2021 responsible for training on interaction skills, group development and educational psychology in Finnish and English, pedagogy and educational psychology for Finnish and foreign students in the Faculty of Educational Sciences. He has provided supervision of two doctoral students and about 40 master and bachelor students. He has been responsible teacher for innovative flipped learning courses and their digitalization with the team on Educational Psychology since 2018. Markus has produced 29 international scientific publications and he has conducted altogether 40 presentations in international scientific conferences and events since 2008.
Since 2008, Markus has been the Managing Director, Koulutus ja työnohjaus Talvio Oy [Training and Consulting Talvio Inc.] providing administration, evaluating, consulting, and implementing social and emotional learning, student engagement, teambuilding and social interaction skills training worldwide. He has conducted over 50 workshops in over 10 countries (China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Spain, and Sweden).

Skills Development

15 November 2022 | 14:30 - 15:00 | English | Giving feedback - a challenge and a chance of the teacher

One of the core skills of the teacher is to give beneficial feedback for students. However, feedback situations are sometimes emotionally loaded which might lead to misunderstandings and unwanted interpretations by their students. At its worst, teachers' feedback might cripple students' performance and lower their self-esteem forever. Through roleplays conducted by the lecturer and two teacher students from Sharjah Education Academy the audience of this workshop will get understanding of how the use of social and emotional skill promotes not only students' learning but also their well-being and school engagement. The skills studied at the workshop can be utilized also outside the classrooms, i.e., among staff, in families etc.