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ITiCSE Working Group 2011: Motivating All Our Students?

ITiCSE Working Group 2011: Motivating All Our Students?
ITiCSE Working Group 2011: Motivating All Our Students?
Academics expend a large amount of time and effort to sustain and enhance the motivation of undergraduate students. Typically based on a desire to ensure that all students achieve their full potential, approaches are based on an understanding that students who are highly motivated will learn more. Furthermore, institutional rewards accrue from effective use of academics’ time, along with financial benefits associated with high levels of retention and progression. This working group report, based on practice in Europe, Australasia and North America, builds on previous work. It provides an updated and revised literature review, analyses a larger collection of survey data and has sought to triangulate earlier findings with qualitative data from practitioner interviews. The report covers established approaches in teaching, support and extra-curricular activities. It tracks emerging practice such as streamed and differentiated teaching, and research based and authentic learning. It also considers contemporary innovations in student activities. Finally it reports on a repository of tips and techniques which has been established to support faculty wishing to change or review current methods.
motivation, higher education, computer science education, learning programming, differentiation in the classroom
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Bouvier, Dennis
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Hamilton, Margaret
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McClung, O William
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Riedesel, Charles
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Shi, Jian
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Carter, Janet, Bouvier, Dennis, Cardell-Oliver, Rachel, Hamilton, Margaret, Kurkovsky, Stanislav, Markham, Stefanie, McClung, O William, McDermott, Roger, Riedesel, Charles, Shi, Jian and White, Su (2011) ITiCSE Working Group 2011: Motivating All Our Students? ITiCSE 2011, 16th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Germany. 27 - 29 Jun 2011. (Submitted)

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Academics expend a large amount of time and effort to sustain and enhance the motivation of undergraduate students. Typically based on a desire to ensure that all students achieve their full potential, approaches are based on an understanding that students who are highly motivated will learn more. Furthermore, institutional rewards accrue from effective use of academics’ time, along with financial benefits associated with high levels of retention and progression. This working group report, based on practice in Europe, Australasia and North America, builds on previous work. It provides an updated and revised literature review, analyses a larger collection of survey data and has sought to triangulate earlier findings with qualitative data from practitioner interviews. The report covers established approaches in teaching, support and extra-curricular activities. It tracks emerging practice such as streamed and differentiated teaching, and research based and authentic learning. It also considers contemporary innovations in student activities. Finally it reports on a repository of tips and techniques which has been established to support faculty wishing to change or review current methods.

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Submitted date: June 2011
Additional Information: This is an extended piece of work which is an international collaboration across ten universities and three continents. ITiCSE working groups are only accepted after competition and the paper, written by intensive collaboration before during the conference, is extensively reviewed before publication in ACM SIGCSE's Inroads. Event Dates: June 27-29, 2011
Venue - Dates: ITiCSE 2011, 16th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Germany, 2011-06-27 - 2011-06-29
Keywords: motivation, higher education, computer science education, learning programming, differentiation in the classroom
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 272530
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272530
PURE UUID: f86ebb38-82ed-4a38-aaf0-a516457af9c7
ORCID for Su White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-5275

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Date deposited: 28 Jun 2011 05:00
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:53

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