Motivating Students with Teaching Techniques that Establish Relevance, Promote Autonomy

Motivating Students with Teaching Techniques that Establish Relevance, Promote Autonomy

Check out the following Faculty Focus article on increasing student motivation through college teaching strategies that not only make the academic content relevant to their everyday lives, but also foster a sense of personal ownership in the students’ learning experiences.  How do these discussed tactics of building relevance and autonomy align with your college teaching practices?  

A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing

A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing

Check out the following interactive model of learning objectives developed by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University.  The model is based on a revision of Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives that considers how each learning objective is at the intersection of two learning dimensions — knowledge and cognitive process.  How do the learning objectives for the Rutgers undergraduate courses that you teach align with this model?