ERIC Number: ED269384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Socializing Student Motivation to Learn. Research Series No. 169.
This paper describes conceptual development and empirical research on student motivation to learn. It defines student motivation to learn as both a generalized trait and a situation specific state, and distinguishes it from related but different motivational conceptions that have less direct bearing on issues surrounding motivating student learning in classroom situations. It then reviews research indicating that little evidence of motivation to learn is observed in most classrooms and that this may be because teachers have not been made aware of the need to stimulate such motivation to learn through systematic socializing of their students, nor have they been armed with strategies for doing so. Finally, it describes the rationale and design of an ongoing experiment on this topic and presents the 13 strategies for stimulating student motivation to learn and 11 strategies for capitalizing on students' existing intrinsic motivation that are being recommended to teachers and that form the treatment in this experiment. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Socialization, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.