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Susan Ambrose and four of her colleagues published
How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching in 2010, to much critical acclaim. Ambrose, who is a Senior Vice Provost at Northeastern University, gives an overview of the seven principles in the video below. While she addresses an engineering audience in the webinar, the principles apply to most disciplines.
The third of Ambrose's principles involves student motivation: Discover some practical strategies for motivating students here.
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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will provide instructors with theoretical and practical information from a field that is constantly contributing insights on how people learn and how that research can be applied to teaching and learning.