To help you make the most of this year's Celebration of Teaching and Learning, check out the following materials:
The following short papers provide an overview of the theory and research into student motivation, describe instructional methods that either facilitate or impede learning, and offer suggestions for improving student motivation.
- "Student Goal Orientation, Motivation, and Learning” by Marilla Svinicki [PDF]
- "Capturing and Directing the Motivation to Learn,” Speaking of Teaching [PDF]
In the video below, innovative thinker John Seely Brown, known for his ideas for merging digital culture and education, shares lessons educators can learn from “surfers, gamers, and artists” on how passion and competitive hunger can drive intrinsic motivation.