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How to increase students’ motivation?

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Maarten Vansteenkiste, professor at UGent Belgium and international expert on Self-Determination, visited TU/e on 11 March 2016 to talk about increasing students’ motivation.

Maarten Vansteenkiste, professor at UGent Belgium and international expert on Self-Determination, visited TU/e on 11 March 2016 to talk about increasing students’ motivation. The interactive lecture was attended by some 50 participants, many of them lecturers.

Vansteenkiste provided practical tips in an interactive lecture and explained that interaction with students, the learning activities and assessments, and the choices given to students are very important. Jan Vleeshouwer, lecturer and study counsellor at electrical engineering, was inspired by the workshop: “What caught me most, was the fact that when I shape a course in a way that stimulates students’ intrinsic motivation, I stimulate my own motivation (as a teacher) just as well. So the next time I find myself busy with a tedious teaching chore, I have much more reason to change that”.

Did you miss out on the opportunity to follow the lecture? The powerpoint presentation is available upon request. Please send an email to c.brans@tue.nl to obtain it.