ERIC Number: ED444836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Influence of Interest and Self-Concept on Students' Actions in Physics Lessons.
Schick, Annette; Schwedes, Hannelore
This study investigates the influences and relationships between self-concept elements and students' activities in a normal school environment and focuses on individual self-construct. Interest has an important effect on an individual's learning process and behavior. There are three common definitions of interest: (1) interest as a characteristic of the person (individual interest); (2) interest as a characteristic of the learning environment (interestingness); and (3) interest as a psychological state. The investigation is based on a play-oriented teaching approach in an 8th grade gymnasium course. (Contains 21 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Electricity, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Learning Motivation, Learning Processes, Physics
For full text: http://www.narst.org/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany