ERIC Number: EJ956187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
What's the Point?: An Exploration of Students' Motivation to Learn in a First-Year Seminar
Jessup-Anger, Jody E.
Journal of General Education, v60 n2 p101-116 2011
This qualitative case study explores how undergraduate students and their instructor made meaning of students' motivation to learn in a one-credit, pass/fail first-year seminar. The findings point to the importance of addressing structural motivational barriers and ensuring that instructors possess the instructional, motivational, and developmental strategies necessary to foster motivation.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, First Year Seminars, Learning Motivation, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research, Barriers, College Students, College Faculty, Identification (Psychology), Educational Strategies, College Freshmen, Case Studies
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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