For teachers: ”Will it be on the Exam?” or, How to Motivate your Students for the Subject

Unite! Teaching and Learning offers 14 pedagogical trainings taking place online in the spring 2022 for Aalto University teachers including PhDs and post-docs with teaching responsibility. In this training you will learn to design learning activities that stimulate and motivate students.
Students studying together. Photo by Aino Huovio

Unite! Teaching and Learning is a series of training activities aimed at teaching staff, lecturers and faculty in all Unite! partner institutions, who are interested in sharing and developing teaching and learning practices. We invite you to meet Unite! colleagues while learning how teaching and learning is promoted at different partner universities.

”Will it be on the Exam?” or, How to Motivate your Students for the Subject

Wednesday, 25 May, 2022, at 10-13 (9-12 am CET) 

Application Deadline: May 18, 2022

Motivation is the driving force behind our own and our students‘ learning, and a well- studied field of research. As teachers, we have the responsibility to help our students learn, and designing for motivation is one of the more powerful ways of doing this. This half-day workshop will give a brief theoretical background to the field of motivational studies, but focus on hand-on activities, and the sharing of experiences and good practices.

After the workshop you should be able to:

• use findings from research on motivation to enhance your teaching

• analyse learning activities from a motivational standpoint

• design learning activities that stimulate and motivate students

• discuss different approaches to motivation based on contextual factors

• deal constructively with less than perfectly motivated classes


• Teachers’ and students’ experiences of motivation

• What does research say?

• Course design for motivation: Working with authentic cases

Workshop facilitators

Dr. Björn Kjellgren, Dr Hans Havtun, Dr. Björn Hedin

Contact person Dr. Björn Kjellgren [email protected]


Pre-registration is required and is done on the Unite! Metacampus platform. On the last page of the booklet below you can find a step-by-step guide for the registration. Registration deadline is May 18, 2022. 

More information

The booklet has information on all the trainings offered during spring 2022 and on the last page you will find a step-by-step guide for the registration. 

The activities – webinars, courses and training events – are run by pedagogical experts from the partner universities and are free of charge for the Unite! community. All “Unite! Teaching and Learning” activities are in English and take place online. Some of the activities will award credits.

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