Skills for Learning: Engagement & Motivation

Skills for Learning:

Engagement & Motivation

What is the role of engagement & motivation in learning?

Student engagement often decreases with every year of schooling. Yet, student learning requires their engagement and motivation. Research reveals effective ways to foster engagement and motivation for school work.

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Our Solutions

1. COGx Professional Development - Empowering Educators to Engage & Motivate Students with Purpose

Educators learn how to foster meaningful relationships with students, become well-versed in social-emotional learning and trauma-informed teaching, and discover evidence-based methods to increase student engagement. Educators learn how to create a classroom where students feel like they belong, can make mistakes, and find purpose in their work.


What you will learn:

The science behind engagement and motivation. How to engage students including the 3 dimensions of engagement. How to tap into intrinsic motivation including Self-Determination Theory. Classroom strategies and methods that engage and motivate students.


How you will learn:

4 Video Micro Lessons from experts 4 Group Discussion Invitations 1 Visual and Graphic Organizer 1 Classroom Application Guide Ongoing self-checks and application of concepts Direct access to your Program Leader Opportunities to give and receive feedback from your peers Teaching practice reflection Estimated time to complete: 2.5 hours

2. COGx Student Program - Empowering Students to Become Sophisticated Learners

The COGx program for students, Becoming a Sophisticated Learner, provides students with the foundational skills necessary to develop 21st century skills. Students master evidence-based techniques and strategies to process information effectively and for building reliable prior knowledge, which is a prerequisite for critical thinking, creative thinking and effective communication. Furthermore, students learn how to monitor, organize, self-regulate and adjust their learning (metacognition, executive function). Students are equipped to apply what they learn to their classes and studies and are as such prepared to succeed in school and beyond.

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