Center for Educational Innovation

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Motivation: Fostering students’ motivation to learn

Thursday, November 30, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

When you say “I want my student to be [more] motivated” in the context of your courses, what do you have in mind as the roles, skills, and responsibilities required of learners who are motivated?  What do you imagine are our roles, skills, and responsibilities as teachers with regard to fostering and supporting learner motivation? In this workshop, we’ll address 3 core concepts associated with motivation – learning goals have value, success seems possible, and course environments support learning , and offer specific teaching and learning strategies linked to fostering student motivation. Part of Teaching Support's "Teaching for learning: Leveraging learning sciences research" workshop series.

Advanced registration is closed, but you can still welcome to join us online. Go to and log in via WebEx. Questions? Contact Kris Gorman.

This is session 2 in a 4 part series from Teaching Support at UMN focused on how research from the learning sciences can inform our teaching. Feel free to join the series at any time.


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