Motivating Students

Barbara Gross Davis

This chapter from the book Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis is a great place to start for ideas and tips about increasing student motivation in your classes. The author presents a handy distillation of research on motivation and uses examples and anecdotes that bring this material to life. In addition to general strategies, this chapter addresses successful instructional behaviors, how to structure a course to motivate students, de-emphasizing grades and responding with other types of feedback to students, and tips to encourage students to complete assigned readings. A reference list points the way to more specific information.

Subject: Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Research on Learning: Assessment:Classroom Methods, Instructional Design, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition, Affective Domain:Student MotivationKeyword: affective domain