This session is about things instructors can do to facilitate learning when they encounter students who seem uninterested and even apathetic toward course content and assignments. Part of the responsibility for learning belongs to students, but as faculty, we can find new ways to motivate, inspire, and maybe even cajole students to learn. In this workshop we would explore how instructors can make classroom learning, perhaps one of the most artificial learning settings, a more meaningful experience for students. The strategies to motivate students will be included throughout the session so faculty see how they work.
Zakrajsek, Todd, "Motivating and Engaging Your Students: Strategies for Teaching From the Psychology of Learning" (2021). Teaching Center August Workshops. 7.