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Early-Career Faculty Development Circle
What factors motivate students to learn?
Motivation plays a critical role in determining the quality of learning behaviors in which students engage. We’ll look at different types of student motivation as well as strategies for establishing the value of a learning goal or activity.
CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy.
The topics for the Fall 2017 Early-Career Faculty Circle meetings are drawn from the book How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by Susan A. Ambrose et al. The text introduces seven general principles that “provide instructors with an understanding of student learning that can help them see why certain teaching approaches are or are not supporting student learning.” No reading is required for participation in these circles. Each participant will receive a copy of the book, but we will provide executive summaries of chapters. Understanding how students learn can help you understand how to teach.
- This group meets on select Wednesdays or Thursdays from noon to 1:00 p.m.
- Sessions are held in the Resource Commons at CTLT’s facility at 301 S. Main Street.
- No registration is necessary