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ERIC Number: ED454139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 43
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Maximizing Flow in the Secondary Social Science Classroom.
Enriquez, Nicole Christian
First introduced in the early 1990s, the flow theory of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, giving much attention to motivation and how it relates to learning, has presented a new view for educators to apply in their classrooms. Csikszentmihalyi suggests that the most effective learning in a classroom will happen when students have entered "flow." This optimal experience does not happen on its own. A person makes it happen. In this literature review, Csikszentmihalyi's theory is examined, followed by a look at the many factors that will either promote or inhibit flow in the secondary social science classroom, specifically in U.S. history, government, and civics courses. Both theoretical and actual implementations of Csikszentmihalyi's flow theory are reviewed. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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