Motivation and emotion/Tutorials/Topic selection

Tutorial 01: Topic selection

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


This tutorial:

  1. introduces the tutorial series
  2. guides topic selection and development
  3. provides a basic tour of how to use Wikiversity


  1. Welcome and tutor introduction
  2. Tutorial content will typically involve:
    1. Discussion of key concepts from the textbook and lecture
    2. Group activities that expand and explore key concepts
    3. Project work which develops skills for the topic development, book chapter, and multimedia presentation
  3. Overview of tutorial topics
  4. Questions?
Virtual room tour
  1. Chat
  2. Microphone (headset recommended) / webcam
  3. Raise hand
  4. Status and feedback
  5. Whiteboard tools
  6. Breakout rooms
  7. Polls


These get-to-know-you activities provide an opportunity to meet and greet and start to explore some examples of motivations and emotions.

  1. Speedfriending: 2 minutes to meet, greet, and share about what you're looking forward to (or not) in Motivation and Emotion
  2. Whiteboard discussion:
    1. What job/career do you hope to be doing in 5 to 10 years' time? (Motivation)
    2. How have you been feeling so far today? (Mood/Emotion)

Topic check-inEdit

  1. Key links:
    1. Topic selection guidelines
    2. Book 2023 list of all topics
  2. Quick poll - What stage are you up to?
    1. Huh? What do I do?
    2. I created a Wikiversity user account
    3. I signed up to a book chapter topic
    4. I have a topic and started editing
    5. I'm all over it!
  3. Whiparound discussion based on each person's book chapter interests and progress. Ask each student to share:
    1. their name
    2. topic they've chosen or what topic areas they are interested in.
  4. Depending on each person's stage of development, briefly discuss and explain the topic further (or invite student to explain), suggest related resources, or enquire further etc. If students are unsure, probe about what they are curious about - or at least, are they more interested in motivation or emotion etc.

Project tasksEdit

Create a Wikiversity account and log inEdit

  1. Create an account: Register a user name and select password. Edits to Wikiversity are publicly available, so choose a name that suits your privacy requirements (e.g., can be a real name, pseudonym, or student number).
    1. Start at (English Wikiversity) - Create account (top-right)
    2. Or go direct to: create a Wikiversity user account -
  2. Log in (top-right)

Topic selectionEdit

  1. Go to the 2022 motivation and emotion book
  2. Sign up to a topic by editing this page - put your name next to an available topic, and publish

Quick start templateEdit

  1. It is recommended that you add the quick start template to the topic page.
  2. Click "Create source" or "Edit source", paste {{subst:ME/BCS}}, then Publish.
    1. If you get a spam filter warning it is probably because you have a new account. So, publish some small edits first (e.g., on your user page). This helps the system learn to trust you, then try again - or ask someone to add the template for you.

Next stepsEdit

  1. Sign up for (or negotiate) a book chapter topic by the end of Week 02.
  2. Create a topic development chapter plan (consisting of main headings with bullet-points about key points) on Wikiversity by the end of Week 04.


See alsoEdit

Topic development
Book chapters