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ERIC Number: ED532672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 39
6. What Nontraditional Approaches Can Motivate Unenthusiastic Students?
Usher, Alexandra
Center on Education Policy
This is the last in a series of six papers by the Center on Education Policy exploring issues related to students' motivation to learn. This paper explores ways in which schools, teachers, and communities are using nontraditional methods to try to motivate students who don't respond to more traditional strategies. The paper focuses on three such methods--alternative teaching styles, extracurricular activities, and technology--but these are not the only approaches that could spur motivation in unenthusiastic students. Although some of the strategies discussed in this paper include non-academic means to engage reluctant students, the ultimate purpose of each strategy examined here is to improve "academic" motivation. [Fo "5. What Can Schools Do to Motivate Students?", see ED532669.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: George Gund Foundation; Phi Delta Kappa International
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy