ERIC Number: ED213943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Student Motivation in Vocational Education.
Kittrell, David L., Ed.; Moore, Gary E.
This handbook is designed to help vocational education teachers incorporate motivational techniques and overcome student apathy. Following a short introduction to the concept of motivation the next two sections briefly consider the importance of motivating students and exactly what is meant by the term "motivation." The fourth section discusses procedures/techniques for motivating students to learn. These include getting to know the students; arousing a feeling of need; explaining teacher expectation; teacher enthusiasm; using problem solving; using illustrations and personal examples; using visuals, acutal objects, and demonstrations; using a variety of techniques; involving students; providing a satisfactory environment; using competition; using curiosity and suspense; using gimmicks and the novel; encouraging ownership and financial interest; providing positive reinforcement; using humor; and using pretests. A quick reference guide in table format to solving problems follows this section. Specific problems are presented with related topic (referenced to page number in this guide) and suggested helpful practices. The last section outlines five major theories of motivation: needs, stimulus response, field, achievement, and cognitive-consistency. A bibliography is provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Dept. of Agricultural and Extension Education.; Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.
Note: For related documents see CE 031 687-690.