Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.
Session 4: Critical Factors in Motivating Students to Learn
Wednesday, Oct.10, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building
Have you ever said, “If only my students were more motivated, they would be better students”? Did you then attribute their lack of engagement as being lazy or apathetic?
Perhaps what is at stake here is not about the quantity of student motivation, but rather the quality. The type of motivation can affect the direction, persistence, and behaviors of our students. Join this session to learn what aspects of the class and your teaching, in addition to helpful strategies, influence the resultant type of student motivational goals and expectations.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Please mark these sessions on your calendar11:30 – 1:00 Room 428, Armory Building
Wed, Sept. 19, 2018 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 26, 2018 Session 2: Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement & Deep Learning
Wed, Oct. 3, 2018 Session 3: Effective Questioning Skills
Wed, Oct. 10, 2018 Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn
Wed, Oct. 17, 2018 Session 5: Creating Effective Team Projects and Student Teams
Wed, Oct. 31, 2018 Session 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know