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Presentation Proposal - NACADA Annual Conference
Presentation Info and Handouts
Conference Year: 2021
Session #: 100(LEC)
Title: The "Blank Canvas" Exercise: Making Meaning With the College Curriculum
Lead Presenter: Ben Horgan
Date: October 07, 2021    Time: 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Room: 232, DECC
Abstract: In this presentation, 'The blank canvas exercise: Making meaning with the college curriculum,' we will explore motivation and its impact on student persistence. Tinto (2017) argued that the motivation of students is malleable and can thus be enhanced through intentional institutional efforts. Tinto (2017) identified three factors that influence student motivation: 1) self-efficacy, 2) sense of belonging, and 3) perception of the relevance of the curriculum. Using Baxter-Magdola's (2004) theory of self-authorship as a framework, we will focus primarily on perception of the relevance of the curriculum. We will explore the 'blank canvas' exercise, which was created in 2018 based on the need to more effectively link theory and practice. Participants will experiment with the 'blank canvas' exercise and understand how they can use it in their own advising practice.
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C480-H01.pdf --- Blank Canvas Exercise - paper version - pt. I C480-H02.pdf --- Blank Canvas Exercise - paper version - pt. II

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