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1 Motivating students Dr Pat Tissington Associate Dean Aston Business School Reader in Management Dr Pat Tissington Associate Dean Aston Business School Reader in Management

2 How do you get students to: Come to lectures? Pay attention and (ideally) take an active role in the lecture? Do the reading? Not have essay crises? What have you found trouble with?

3 Make them exciting (to you at the very least!) Be sneaky Play music Keep to time Tell them secrets Allow time afterwards to answer questions Smile! Come to lectures

4 Keep it brisk Use examples for EVERYTHING Use film clips Randomly give out sweets Use discussions and/or SMS Pay attention

5 Explain your expectations at the start Set it clearly ahead of the lecture Remind them ( /SMS) Make it as short as possible Make it relevant (preferably to the exam too) Have discussions about the text at the start of every session Do the reading

6 Prompt every week Build up the essay plan Dont worry about spoonfeeding Give them the resources they need Dont expect them to work on end of term essays early unless you badger constantly Not have essay crises

7 What the the difficult topics to gain and retain interest? Why are they difficult? What do students want? Do you always give it to them? Are students customers? Which lectures did you find exciting? Discussion

8 Dr Pat Tissington Associate Dean Aston Business School Reader in Management Dr Pat Tissington Associate Dean Aston Business School Reader in Management


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