Motivation and emotion/Tutorials/Introduction

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Tutorial 01: Introduction

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This is the first tutorial for the Motivation and emotion unit of study.


  1. Welcome and tutor introduction
  2. Tutorial content will be:
    1. Structured around textbook and lecture topics (~20%)
    2. Activity-based (~50%)
    3. Assessment-oriented (~30%)
  3. Brief overview of tutorials topics
  4. Virtual tutorial (VT):
    1. A computer or mobile device with an internet connection is needed.
    2. A headset (earphones/microphone) is recommended.
    3. Tour of virtual tutorial tools
  5. Questions?


These are sociometric icebreakers.

In an open space, ask participants to arrange themselves in a line-ups or groups which illustrate our individual differences in motivation and emotion e.g., by (do 4 of these, including the emotion question at the end):

  1. Thumb-size (line-up) or hair colour (to get warmed up)
  2. How long have you been studying at UC? (line-up)
  3. Why did you choose to participate in a virtual tutorial?
  4. What is your favourite food? (eating motivation)
  5. Who are you likely to vote for in the next federal election? (political motivation)
  6. What job/career do you hope to be doing in 5-10 years' time?
  7. How have you been feeling today? (mood)

For each exercise:

  • Ask participants to introduce themselves to the people next to you / in their group.
  • In a respectful way, ask people at the extremes or from each to group to briefly explain their position/perspective/preference or reasons.

Book chapter development[edit]

Topic development[edit]

  1. Conduct a quick poll of who has:
    1. a Wikiversity user name?
    2. signed up to a book chapter topic?
    3. started editing?
  2. Facilitate a roundtable discussion, based on each person's interests and progress. Ask students to share their name and the topic they've chosen or what topic areas they are interested in. Depending on each person's stage of development, briefly discuss, explain topic further (or invite student to explain), suggest related areas, or enquire further etc. e.g.,
    1. What chapter topic(s) are you interested in?
    2. If unsure, what are your motivation and emotion interests? What are you most curious about?

Using Wikiversity[edit]

  1. User name
    1. Start at (English Wikiversity)
    2. Create a Wikiversity user account - Register a user name and select password. Edits to Wikiversity are publicly available, so use a name that suits your privacy requirements (can be a real name or pseudonym).
    3. Log in
    4. Contributions to Wikiversity are made under Creative Commons 3.0 Share-alike (CC-BY-SA 3.0) and GFDL licenses which are irrevocable. These licenses give permission for others to edit and re-use contributed content, with appropriate acknowledgement. For more information, see the Wikimedia Foundation's Terms of use. If you do not wish to contribute your work under this license, then discuss alternative options with the unit convener.
    5. Enable Visual Editor
  2. Book chapter
    1. Sign-up process
    2. How to propose a topic
  3. Basic wiki editing skills
    1. Visual editor vs. Source editor
    2. Editing and changing content
    3. Viewing changes
    4. Edit summary and saving a page
    5. Headings and tables of contents
    6. Bullet-points and numbered lists
    7. Bold, underline, italics
    8. Wiki links, inter-wiki links, and external links
  4. More info:
    1. Cheatsheet: pdf1 | pdf2
    2. Help
    3. Wikipedia editing basics (Youtube videos)

Next steps[edit]

  1. Sign up for (or negotiate) a book chapter topic by the end of Week 2
  2. Develop a topic development chapter plan (consisting of main headings with bullet-points about key points) on Wikiversity and bring any questions to Tutorial 2.


See also[edit]