Course Implementation

Motivation and learning are inextricably intertwined: “motivation influences learning and performance and what students do and learn influences their motivation” (Schunk et al., 2008, p. 5).

A movement break is a pause during a sedentary activity, such as a class or lecture, where students engage in physical activity. Research suggests that movement breaks in post-secondary classes lead to increased academic achievement.

Keywords: attention, exercise, breaks, motivation, performance

Both faculty members and teaching assistants (TAs) can accomplish some of their most rewarding teaching in the office

There are three main points to consider when preparing to deliver a lecture or lead a tutorial:

As class sizes increase and university budgets tighten, lecturing remains a dominant teaching method (Goffe & Kauper, 2014; Smith & Valentine, 2012).