ERIC Number: EJ1083180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
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Shadowing a Student Shows How to Make Learning More Relevant
Ginsberg, Margery B.
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n4 p26-30 Dec 2015-Jan 2016
The author reframes the concept of motivation through the observation of a student who is a recent immigrant and seems unmotivated because he is not doing well in his classes. Instead of a lack of motivation by the student, the author finds the system failing to engage the student by enacting four conditions of a motivational framework: establishing inclusion, developing a positive attitude, enhancing meaning, and engendering competence. The author suggests that when and where that is done, student engagement and motivation will improve and so likely will student achievement improve.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrant Education, Migrant Children, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Achievement Need, Teacher Collaboration, Case Studies, Student Characteristics, Grade 10, Observational Learning, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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