Belonging, Motivation, Success, Oh Why?

Research on student success emphasizes the importance of creating learning environments that allow students to feel a sense of belonging to the University (Tinto, 2017; Strayhorn, 2012, Kuh, Kinzie, Schuh, & Whitt, 2005).   Furthermore, an emerging body of literature points to the connection between belonging, motivation, learning, and success, particularly the role in-class experiences play in promoting these (Zumbrunn, McKim, Buhs, & Hawley, 2014).  Although our subject-matter expertise provides a foundation for teaching content, this workshop offers practical strategies for designing teaching environments that evoke a sense of belonging for students that ultimately enhances their learning and bolsters academic success.

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3:00pm to 3:50pm

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