ERIC Number: EJ1060678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Pink Time: Evidence of Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Motivation among Undergraduate Students
Baird, Timothy D.; Kniola, David J.; Lewis, Ashley L.; Fowler, Shelli B.
Journal of Geography, v114 n4 p146-157 2015
This article describes and analyzes a classroom assignment to promote intrinsic motivation for learning in college students. Here, grades and instructor expectations for content are viewed as students' primary motivations for learning, and correspondingly present obstacles for improved critical thinking skills, student autonomy, and engagement. This study examines students' responses to an iterative assignment that asks them to "skip class, do anything you want, and give yourself a grade." Mixed methods of data collection and analysis were used to assess the efficacy of the assignment. The findings support the idea that the Pink Time assignment promotes self-regulated learning and academic motivation.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Motivation, Mixed Methods Research, Assignments, Learning Motivation, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Personal Autonomy, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Self Management, Undergraduate Students, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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