Techniques to Increase Student Motivation for Instruction and Learning (Prof. Brenda Litchfield, Fulbright Scholar at the University of Macau)

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GE-Dialogue – Techniques to Increase Student Motivation for Instruction and Learning

17 Feb 2012 (Friday)
12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
(light lunch from 12:30-12:45pm)

Venue: WLB109

The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus



Motivation is critical to preparing students for instructional activities and learning in the classroom. If students are not motivated to learn they will not pay attention and often show a lack of participation in classroom activities. This workshop will present three theories of motivation that can be easily applied in any level of classroom teaching. Numerous group activities will guide instructors through how to incorporate motivation into their daily lesson plans so they can easily increase student motivation to learn.


Speaker Biography


Prof. Brenda Litchfield
Fulbright Scholar
The University of Macau


Instructional Design and Development
The University of South Alabama


Prof. Brenda C. Litchfield, PhD, is Professor of the Instructional Design and Development at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, USA. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Macau where she teaches a graduate educational psychology course and works with the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement. She graduated from Florida State University with a PhD in Instructional Systems. She is active in environmental education and has directed the development of several activity projects for the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and state environmental organizations. She was instrumental in establishing the faculty development program at her university and continues to conduct seminars and training sessions for university and public school teachers. Her areas of interest and research are teacher training, motivation, and environmental education.