Understanding and Improving Student Motivation--Application & Strategies(Thursday Afternoon)
Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
0.3 CEU's available for this workshop for Rose State College Faculty
This workshop will address the challenge all faculty face – how to motivate students to do their best work and provide optimal effort in their classes. The discussion will address the malleability of student motivation, and the participants will identify characteristics of the motivated student. The focus will then turn to the key sources of motivation for college students that have been identified, and how these motivational factors may be enhanced. Lastly, specific classroom strategies that have been shown to increase student effort, attention, and persistence (i.e. measures of motivation) will be discussed.
Desired Learning Goals
At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the key traits of a “motivated” student and the advantages of improving student motivation.
- Recognize and articulate several empirically researched sources of motivation that apply to college students in general, and Rose State College students specifically.
- Recognize and articulate how collaborative learning strategies may improve student motivation.
- Recognize and articulate other specific classroom strategies that have been shown to improve student motivation.
- Implement instructional strategies that can improve student motivation in their courses.
FYI: After you register, there is no need to print your ticket!!
We will have a Check-In sheet using the registration list at the workshop.