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Center for Teaching and Learning's Fall Forum is Oct. 20

​Join the Center for Teaching and Learning for their Fall Forum on Friday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year's theme is 
Finding, Applying, and Building Motivation into Your Teaching. Register here.

Each year, the Fall Forum brings together faculty from across DePaul's colleges and schools to connect with one another and share strategies for teaching and learning. In this year's forum, we will introduce educators to a range of motivational strategies that can enhance students' learning experiences. 

​Workshop Objectives 

  • Identify aspects of the classroom environment that are both advantageous and potentially detrimental to learners' motivation.
  • Discuss effective strategies for enhancing student motivation and/or classroom climate.
  • Brainstorm ways of incorporating and refining motivational strategies throughout a course.
  • Identify sources of inspiration and rejuvenation from the motivational strategies being considered

Presenter's Biography

Dr. Marcus Johnson is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Research in the School of Education at Virginia Tech. He joined the Virginia Tech faculty following his decade-plus tenure at the University of Cincinnati, where he was the proud recipient of the University's Faculty Exemplary Service Award and inductee of the Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning.
Identifying as a Developmental and Educational Psychologist, Dr. Johnson's scholarship concerning "motivation in education," has included investigations of traditional and nontraditional college students' motivations, and the use of motivational strategies that enhance cognitive engagement and learning. Nationally, Dr. Johnson has served on the American Psychological Association's Council of Representatives, and presently serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Contemporary Educational Psychology. Dr. Johnson earned his PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and for over a decade he has enjoyed teaching various courses in higher education, from Human Development to Human Learning, and from Educational Assessment to Research Methods. Prior to his work in higher education, Dr. Johnson had taught high school science in diverse settings.