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Award-winning professor presents research on student learning

September 24, 2018

KOKOMO, Ind. –  What motivates students to learn?

Tara Kingsley, recipient of the Claude Rich Award, Indiana University Kokomo’s most prestigious teaching honor, will present her research on the topic at a free public lecture.

Kingsley, associate professor of education, says it can be challenging to understand what motivates today’s “super-connected” generation, and will share the success she’s found in creating game-based learning to level up student motivation.

Her presentation, “What motivates students to learn? It’s more than carrots and sticks” is set for 6 p.m. Monday, October 1, in Kresge Auditorium, with a reception to follow.

She received the award for her innovation in integrating technology into curriculum, and for her dedication to student success. It honors Howard County native Claude Rich, who retired from IU Kokomo after 44 years of service.

In addition to receiving the IU Kokomo award, Kingsley also has been honored by IU, receiving the President’s Award for Teaching and Learning with Technology, the IU Trustees Teaching Award, and the Teaching with Canvas Pioneer award for IU regional campuses.

Kingsley joined the IU Kokomo faculty in 2012. She earned her Ph.D. in elementary education, technology, reading, and research from Ball State University, where she also earned a Master of Science in elementary education. She also completed a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Purdue University.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 09/24/2018