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Research and Practice Informing Curricular Change

Using Outcomes From Research Studies on Undergraduate Student Motivation

Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning and the College of Engineering are pleased to be co-hosting this interactive seminar and forum with speaker Holly M. Matusovich, Assistant Professor in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Abstract: Motivation is a term used frequently within undergraduate education and there is considerable research that focuses on understanding engineering student motivation in particular.  In this interactive seminar, we will consider ways to incorporate knowledge about student motivation, drawn from research and practice, into the design of courses and curricula.  First we will explore seminar participants’ beliefs about undergraduate student motivation.  We will then discuss a sampling of findings from 5 different in-progress research studies which examine engineering student motivation for learning and/or faculty motivation for teaching.  Finally, we will consider how to connect instructors’ experiences in the classroom with research-based findings on motivation to inform curricular change.



FURMAN Education Hall
Julie Risien
julie.risien at oregonstate.edu
Ctr Lifelong STEM Learng