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ERIC Number: EJ1083180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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