Fall Book Discussion: Life Beyond Grades (THUR) √ §
Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation
Thursday, September 27, 2018 · Noon - 1:30 PM
Join your colleagues for a discussion of the book, Life beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation by Martin V. Covington, Linda M. von Hoene, and Dominic J. Voge, Cambridge University Press, 2017. Each participant will receive a copy of the book ahead of time.
Excerpted from the publisher: This book raises the question of whether or not educators can promote intrinsic motivation among college students when they seem overwhelmingly focused on grades. Indeed, can there be life beyond grades? The answer is ‘Yes.’ A love of learning can coexist, even thrive, in the face of competing pressures from grades. Drawing on recent, ground-breaking classroom research, the authors articulate a new understanding of the causes of the stalemate between intrinsic and external motivation, so that a reconciliation between them can be achieved. Then the authors apply a powerful set of motivational and pedagogical principles to lay out a step-by-step blueprint for designing and teaching college courses that promote intrinsic motivation as a primary educational goal in its own right, above and beyond knowledge and skill acquisition. This practical blueprint draws on authentic case study examples from a variety of subject-matter disciplines.
There will be two sessions, Thursday, September 27 and Monday, October 1. Register for ONE session only.
Lunch will be provided to all registered participants, please click “I Can Attend” below to reserve your seat for this session. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to note any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergies, etc.) by Thursday, September 13. The deadline to register for this event is the earlier of Thursday, September 13 or when the event reaches capacity. Please email email@example.com to be added to a wait list if the event is full. If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.
Only one session can count toward the ALIT or INNOVATE Certificate programs. Because we want faculty to discuss the book together and due to budget constraints, if you register and take a book and do not attend, we do ask that you return the book so that we can use it for other discussions.
√ Counts toward ALIT Certificate
§ Counts towards INNOVATE Certificate