Contributed by:

Musostudy

Intended Learning Outcome:

To be aware of the connection between attainment and effort

Tool:

Displaying visual reminders of the connection between effort/attendance/practice and attainment. You can make them pertinent by using statistics from your course leader (e.g. figures on the connection between attendance and attainment for your course).

Activity:

Display information about the module and how effort positively affects attainment and enjoyment.

How:

Gather data about links to attainment for your module/course/discipline. This could be a quote/audio/video from past students; statistics from the college or your own anecdotal evidence (e.g. students who attended at least X tutorials with me last year were more likely to achieve a pass in the assignment).

Examples:

You could display your data in a passive way on a slide at the start of the session whilst you take the register or on the VLE or you may wish to email/message it to students. You may just want to display a motivational quote (see www.musostudy.com/toptips).

Large Group Teaching:

This may be particularly useful for large groups as this doesn’t need a personal intervention.

Online Teaching:

Success:

Students are nudged into thinking about the effort they are putting into their studies and become more aware of their behaviour.

Next Steps:

You could use these nudges to start a discussion about time management/attendance etc.

Links to other activities:

Further reading:

Acknowledgements:

Resources:

A page of motivational quotes and top tips for students from @musostudy’s Instagram account: www.musostudy.com/toptips

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