Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath discusses how she uses time-limited weekly online quizzes
This 2013-14 project supported a one-day languages event for local sixth form students
Motivation may be a major factor in the approach taken to learning by students. Changing attitudes within the student body, increasing diversity amongst the student population, widening participation, outreach work, fees, and national policy and debates may all mean that the motivations observed by staff shift over time and context. The study of motivation in education (at all levels) is a large field and so presented here is a short summary of some categorisations regarding student motivation from the literature, along with an example question that we can ask about our own students to help understand their differing motivations better.