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Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching: Tapping into Student Motivation

Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
CTE - O'Neill 246 Map Location

Motivation for learning can be a complex mixture of forces, from pursuing extrinsic rewards (like grades) to exploring an interest for its own sake.  How can we maximize intrinsic forms of motivation, while being realistic in meeting students where they are? In this session we'll consider factors, some visible and some more hidden, that influence our students' attitudes to their work.  We'll share ideas for fostering student ownership of learning, across class levels and course settings.

If you wish to preview the handout for this discussion in advance, you can access it below:

Handout- Tapping into Student Motivation.pdf
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The Junior Faculty Conversations on Teaching are designed to provide faculty in their first years at BC an opportunity to reflect on their teaching in conversation with colleagues from across the university. These informal, lunchtime discussions are held throughout the academic year and focus on a different broad topic or question each month. Faculty are welcome to attend as few or as many of the lunches as they would like.


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