Creating Flow State

Professor and students enjoy interactions in a mediated classroom

In this workshop, Jeremy Dearman, lecturer in UNI Success Courses @ ASU, will present an overview of the concept of flow state. Then, we will discuss the factors that Csikszentmihalyi proposed to be core to creating flow state: a balance between challege and skill, clear goals, and unambiguous feedback (Csikszentmihalyi, 1975, 1990).

Challenge-skill balance will be explored as a dominant factor in creating flow state. We will brainstorm and discuss strategies for challenge-skill balancing.

The Progressive Pedagogy Series is organized for the greater Arizona State University teaching community by UNI Success Courses @ ASU, a unit of ASU's University College. In these professional development workshops, presenters draw from progressive pedagogical (ProPed) techniques, designed to support student success and retention.

Photo by Sandra Leander.


College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Alicia Hayden
Urban Systems Engineering Building, room 103
Tempe campus