ERIC Number: EJ882026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Reflections on Wittrock's Generative Model of Learning: A Motivation Perspective
Anderman, Eric M.
Educational Psychologist, v45 n1 p55-60 2010
In this article, I examine developments in research on achievement motivation and comment on how those developments are reflected in Wittrock's generative model of learning. Specifically, I focus on the roles of prior knowledge, the generation of knowledge, and beliefs about ability. Examples from Wittrock's theory and from current motivational theory are used to elaborate on the parallel dimensions of these two areas of research.
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Motivation, Achievement Need, Educational Psychology, Models, Cognitive Processes, Social Cognition, Behavior Theories, Stimuli, Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, Epistemology, Self Efficacy, Mathematics
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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