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ERIC Number: EJ1081580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
Using Technology to Motivate Students to Learn Social Studies
Heafner, Tina
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v4 n1 p42-53 2004
Many teachers struggle with motivating students to learn. This is especially prevalent in social studies classrooms in which students perceive social studies as boring (Schug, Todd, & Berry, 1984; Shaughnessy & Haladyana, 1985). This article advocates the use of technology in social studies as a means to motivate students by engaging students in the learning process with the use of a familiar instructional tool that improves students' self-efficacy and self-worth. The potential that technology has to motivate students is discussed as it relates to expectancy-value model of motivation which focuses three areas of motivational theory (Pintrich & Schunk, 1996): value (students' beliefs about the importance or value of a task), expectancy (students' beliefs about their ability or skill to perform the task), and affective (emotional reactions to the task and self-worth evaluation).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A