ERIC Number: EJ510544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Children's Understanding of Academic Tasks: Work, Play, or Learning.
Marshall, Hermine H.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v9 n1 p35-46 Fall-Win 1994
Examined differences in children's perceptions of school tasks. Found that even kindergarten children are able to understand the learning purpose of tasks if teachers include that information in their lesson presentations. Results suggest that in order to motivate children's learning, teachers should emphasize the learning aspects of tasks, and work on conveying meaning in the larger classroom context. (AA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Goal Orientation, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Performance Factors, Play, School Activities, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Time on Task
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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