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ERIC Number: EJ935546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Changing Preservice Teachers' Beliefs about Motivating Students
Peterson, Sarah; Schreiber, Jim; Moss, Connie
Teaching Educational Psychology, v7 n1 p27-39 Spr 2011
We examined the effects of an educational psychology course on students' beliefs about motivating students. After providing opportunities to engage in systematic intentional inquiry of their beliefs about teaching and learning, we expected that students' beliefs would become more soundly based in theory and research. Following several classes on motivation, students increased their endorsement of theory-based motivational strategies such as promoting cooperation; giving choice; offering stimulating tasks; showing interest and giving responsibility; and making attributions to students' thought and effort. However, they also increased their endorsement of strategies that emphasized performance goals. Results are discussed within the context of motivation theory, teaching educational psychology, and methodological considerations. (Contains 2 tables.)
Teaching Educational Psychology Special Interest Group (TEP/SIG). Educational Foundations Department, Millersville University, P.O. Box 1002, 1 South George Street, Millersville, PA 17551. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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