Supporting Student Learning

This section provides valuable insight into how professors and teaching staff can support students throughout their academic journey, while fostering an inclusive and engaging learning environment.

Student Involvement 

Barry Dahl (2015), 7 Tips for Increasing Student Engagement in Online Courses

This short article outlines 7 tips for increasing student engagement in online courses, which can be especially useful given the current shift of teaching to the online environment.

Paul L. Hettler (2015)Active Learning in Economics: Increasing Student Engagement, Excitement and Success

This paper describes the main characteristics and benefits of active-learning techniques, which can be incorporated into the economics curriculum to engage students in the learning process. 

Wanju Huang, Andrew Hurt, Jennifer C. Richardson, Karen Swan, and Secil Caskurlu (2020), The Community of Inquiry Framework

This is a short outline of the Community of Inquiry Framework, established by the Purdue University, in order to facilitate learning in online and blended environments. This is a social contructivist model of learning based on three dimensions.


Student Motivation

Caro C. Williams-Pierce (2011), Five Key Ingredients for Improving Student Motivation

This paper showcases the importance of motivation in the learning process and focuses on 5 key areas that impact student motivation: student, teacher, content, method/process, and environment. Also, the article provides suggestions from each of these areas that can be used to motivate students.

Andrew J. Martin (2015), Motivation and Engagement Scale – University/College (MES-UC)

Sample of the "Motivation and Engagement Scale – University/College (MES-UC)" - an officially recognised survey aiming to measure motivation and engagement, how one studies and what they think of themselves as a student.

Chelsea Yarborough and Heather Fedesco (2020), Motivating Students

This paper looks at three frameworks of student motivation: the expectancy-value-cost model of motivation, the ARCS model of instructional design, and self-determination theory. These models highlight some of the major factors that influence student motivation, often drawing from and demonstrating overlap among their frameworks. The aim of this paper is to explore some of the literature on motivation and offer practical solutions for understanding and enhancing student motivation.

International Students

International Education: Views from Around the Globe

Centered aroung the 7th Cambridge Assessment Conference, this video shows what international education means to assessment professionals, educationalists, teachers and students around the world.

Margarida Dolan and Irene Macias (2017), Motivating International Students

This handbook for Economics lecturers includes a practical guide on motivating international students that study Economics in the UK. It also contains chapters on: cultural diversity and learning and teaching, being aware of language and cultural references, promoting interaction for integration, being sensitive with questions, answers and comments, making written information accessible and assessment and feedback.