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TEP Talk: The Science of Motivation with Peps Mccrea

Event code SCH 23/428 
Event description What is motivation for learning? How does it work? How can we influence it in the classroom? This session will offer a framework of 5 big ideas from the evidence on motivation plus 5 key strategies we can use to boost attention and effort in the classroom.

Peps Mccrea is an award-winning teacher educator, designer and author. He is Dean of Learning Design at Ambition Institute, Director at Steplab, and author of the ultraconcise High Impact Teaching series. Peps has three Masters degrees, Fellowships from the Young Academy and University of Brighton, and lots of distracting tattoos. Visit for more information.

This session will run as an interactive Zoom session. Delegates will be sent the link no later than 24 hours before the start date. Please ensure you are able to access Zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that these are not recorded and therefore not available to watch at a later date and delegates need to attend as a live session.

If you have not received the link, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03301 651000.

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Training objectives  
Key stages
All image Foundation image KS1 image KS2 image KS3 image KS4 image KS5 image 14-19/24 image 
Subject areas Primary SI Training Package / Teaching and Learning
Target audience
All Teaching Staff / Early Career Teacher / Senior Leaders / Subject Leaders / Teachers
target audience
Qualification level
Zoom course, use own computer, XXX XXX map
Training Provider The Education People - Standards and School Improvement Primary
Admin contact Joanne Hawker (
Peps Mccrea/Mary Priestley
Part of SLA? Yes
SLA(s) Primary Training Package
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 6
Funding information £60 or 6 credits per delegate
20% VAT will be added at the point of invoice
Start date Tuesday 28 March 2023
Times 15:45-17:15
Number of sessions 1