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Kaur, Amrita; Noman, Mohammad; Awang-Hashim, Rosna – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Students' perception of assessment methods plays a significant role in determining their effort towards learning and their assessment tasks. Similar to the role of goal orientation in predicting students' classroom learning, this study aims to examine how students' goal orientations influence their perception of classroom assessments. Using a…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Lin-Siegler, Xiaodong; Ahn, Janet N.; Chen, Jondou; Fang, Fu-Fen Anny; Luna-Lucero, Myra – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Students' beliefs that success in science depends on exceptional talent negatively impact their motivation to learn. For example, such beliefs have been shown to be a major factor steering students away from taking science and math courses in high school and college. In the present study, we tested a novel story-based instruction that models how…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Interests, Learning Motivation, Science Instruction
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Smart, Julie B. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
This mixed-methods study examined the relationship between middle level science students' perceptions of teacher-student interactions and students' science motivation, particulary their efficacy, value, and goal orientation for learning science. In this sequential explanatory design, quantitative and qualitative data were collected in two phases,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Saeed, Sitwat; Zyngier, David – Journal of Education and Learning, 2012
The authors use Ryan and Deci's (2000) Self-Determination Theory (SDT) to better understand how student motivation and engagement are linked combined with Schlechty's Student Engagement Continuum to analyse the impact of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on students' different engagement types. The study seeks to understand which type of…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Qualitative Research, Case Studies