MODULE 5

Module 5 Introduction: Motivation strategies in lifelong learning

 

Description

In this module, the participants will learn about the importance of motivation in lifelong learning, different kinds of motivation, how to maintain motivation in their learners, and different motivation strategies. The module will enable them to analyse learners’ motivation, to recognize (lack of) motivation, and to create and implement learning scenarios for different learners, particularly in the target group of older learners. For this, the module employs both online and face-to-face learning: The participants will self-study for the basic theoretical knowledge. This knowledge will then be applied in a face-to-face session in which they apply and discuss different motivation strategies. Finally, in another online unit, they will reflect on the face-to-face session, will evaluate their learning outcome, and receive material for further study.

The module links directly to the modules 2 (Psychological characteristics of older learners) and 6 (Use of ICT in older adult education) in that motivational strategies should take into consideration the characteristics of older learners and their needs, and ICT can add valuable tools for motivation and the learning environment.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Knowledge

What is motivation?

Why is it important in LLL?

different kinds of motivation

different motivation strategies

 

  • Skills

The participants will be able to analyze learners’ motivation(s), recognize (lack of) motivation in learners. 

 

  • Competences

The participants will be able to create and implement motivating learning scenarios for different learners.

 

Duration

3 hours (45 online + 90 face-to-face + 45 online)

What is motivation and why is it important in LLL?

 

Duration: 

45 minutes

 

Learning Objectives:

This session provides the theory background and basic knowledge through a comprehensive summary of theory background and online quiz:

 

  • What is motivation?
  • Why is it important in LLL?
  • different kinds of motivation
  • different motivation strategies

 

Methodology:

The learners will self-study the provided materials, followed by a knowledge assessment through a quiz.

 

Content (Type of activities list & small description):

Introduction text: Motivating Older Learners  (see Content materials)

Quiz (Activity 1)

Motivation strategies for older learners 

 

Duration:

90 minutes

 

Learning Objectives:

The participants will practically apply their newly acquired knowledge and will be able to

 

  • analyze learners’ motivation(s)
  • recognize (lack of) motivation in learners
  • create and implement motivating learning scenarios for different learners



Methodology:

Based on the knowledge they have acquired in the first session, the learners will now either role play or respond to given scenarios in the session and come up with motivational strategies. This is followed by a discussion round. The idea is that the learners can bring in their own expertise and experience and share this so the entire group can profit from the knowledge exchange. (Activity 1)

 

Content (Type of activities list & small description):

Materials for role play such as cards with scenarios (See the attached file in Activity 1)

 

Discussion guideline (See the attached file in Activity 1)

Further study, transfer, and conclusion

 

Duration:

45 minutes

Learning Objectives:

This session functions as a follow-up to the attendance phase and serves the deepening of the learning experience. 



Methodology:

After the self-study of the additional materials, the learning group reconvenes in an online session for reflection and debrief of the module. They then evaluate the module through a questionnaire.



Content (Type of activities list & small description):

Further reading materials (see below)

Assessment questionnaire (see below)