Literature seminar

  • Date: –13:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 6K1113 (aktiva lärosalen i källaren, hus 6)
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  • Organiser: TUR - teknisk-naturvtenskapliga fakultetens universitetspedagogiska råd
  • Contact person: Thomas Lennerfors
  • Seminarium

Literature seminar series with thematic discussions on chapters from: How Learning Works – Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Chapter 3 What Factors Motivate Students to Learn?
(11/11 12:15 - 13:00)

Before this literature seminar, we will read chapter 3, which concerns motivation. To guide your thinking process, we have prepared a number of questions that you may want to think about while reading, and that we will discuss during the seminar:

* How do you identify and adapt your course/module to the students’ goals of taking a course (e.g. performance goals, learning goals, work-avoidant goals, affective goals, and social goals)?

* How do you try to increase the students’ subjective value (attainment value, intrinsic value, instrumental value) of your course/module?* How do you work with expectancies (outcome expectancies, efficacy expectancies), in order to motivate the students to engage in learning?

* How do you create a supportive environment for motivating students?


On this year's litterature seminars, we read and discuss the chapter of the book ""How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching"" av Ambrose, Bridges, DiPietro, Lovett, och Norman (se
The chapters are independent, so you can follow the whole series or come and discuss individual chapters. We end in June by a summary of the whole seminar series.

In an accessible way, the book describes tools, principles and research base for learning, and can be seen as an independent progression from the course in Student-active learning. You do not need prior experience/knowledge of subject didactics, but for those interested we will provide opportunities to go beyond the book through other articles.

If you wish to have lunch (for which you will have to pay some tax - “förmånsbeskattad”) please send an e-mail to Pia Westerlund at the latest on Tuesday 5th November. Don´t forget to include any dietary requirements.

Time: Mondays 12:15 - 13:00.
Introduction & Chapter 1 in Bridging Learning Research and Teaching Practice & How Does Students’ Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning? 16/9 (12:15-13)
Chapter 2 How Does the Way Students Organize Knowledge Affect Their Learning?: 14/10 (12:15-13)
Chapter 3 What Factors Motivate Students to Learn?: 11/11 (12:15-13)