Inspiring Student Learning: The Five C’s

Looking for tried-and-true ways to get your students motivated? Joe Ruhl has found some effective methods that will inspire new generations of students. He calls them the “Five C’s” and in a nutshell, he recommends these five easy-to-remember elements that you can integrate into your course design to help inspire student learning:

  1. Choice (e.g. a variety of different projects)
  2. Collaboration (teamwork)
  3. Communication – (collaborative)
  4. Critical thinking (problem solving)
  5. Creativity (encouraging innovation)

If you hang in there until the end of the TED Talk, there is one more “C” to add to this list, and he hints that it might be the MOST important one of all: “Caring.” Enjoy!