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Rüth, Marco; Kaspar, Kai – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2017
E-learning projects and related research generate an increasing amount of evidence within and across various disciplines and contexts. The field is very heterogeneous as e-learning approaches are often characterized by rather unique combinations of situational factors that guide the design and realization of e-learning in a bottom-up fashion.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Logical Thinking
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Posthuma, Richard; Al-Riyami, Said – Higher Education Studies, 2012
Leaders of higher education institutions can create top management teams of academic administrators to guide and improve their organizations. This study illustrates how the leadership of top management teams can be accomplished successfully through a combination of goal setting (Doran, 1981; Locke & Latham, 1990), understanding of team roles…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Administration, Integrated Activities, Teamwork
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Lozano Velandia, Sergio Andrés – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2015
This qualitative action research study explored the interactions of young-adult learners carrying out self-reflection on their learning processes in an ESP (English for special purposes) course at an airline training-center in Bogotá, Colombia. Needs analysis revealed that learners had poor knowledge of technical English, and lacked strong…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, English for Special Purposes, Qualitative Research, Action Research
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Handoko, Erwin; Gronseth, Susie L.; McNeil, Sara G.; Bonk, Curtis J.; Robin, Bernard R. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
Despite providing advanced coursework online to learners around the world, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have had notoriously low completion rates. Self-regulated learning (SRL) frames strategies that students can use to enhance motivation and promote their engagement, persistence, and performance selfmonitoring. Understanding which SRL…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
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Karp, Abigail; McCauley, Michelle; Byrne, Jack – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The majority of research on energy feedback has been conducted in residential households; in this study, the authors aim to examine the effectiveness of similar initiatives in a college environment. The our goal was to see how much additional electricity savings could be induced using feedback beyond average savings achieved by…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Feedback (Response), Dormitories, Student Behavior
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Day, Trevor; Tosey, Paul – Curriculum Journal, 2011
This article extends currently reported theory and practice in the use of learning goals or targets with students in secondary and further education. Goal-setting and action-planning constructs are employed in personal development plans (PDPs) and personal learning plans (PLPs) and are advocated as practice within the English national policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Goal Orientation, Learning Strategies
Usher, Alexandra; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2012
This is the third in a series of six papers by the Center on Education Policy exploring issues related to students' motivation to learn. This paper examines various programs that use test performance or postsecondary attendance as motivational goals and the effects of these goals on students. How do policies surrounding assessments and college…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Student Motivation
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Roy, Amanda L. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018
Developmental science has recognized the import of ecological theory and research in furthering understanding of development in context. However, despite the fact that ecological and intersectional theory share points of commonality, few researchers to date have attempted to integrate these perspectives. This manuscript addresses this gap and…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ecological Factors, Neighborhoods
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Robinson, Jessica A. – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: This activity can be used in a wide range of classes, including interpersonal communication, introduction to communication, and small group communication. Objectives: After completing this activity, students should be able to: (1) define attribution theory, personality attribution, situational attribution, and attribution bias; (2)…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Bias, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Instruction
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Howarth, Jason; D'Alessandro, Steven; Johnson, Lester; White, Lesley – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2017
In this paper we apply consumer goal theories to an educational context by examining how completion of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) may motivate enrolment in a university course. We contend that individuals who finish a MOOC are more likely to establish a new goal intention for university than those who do not finish. This new goal…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Motivation, Academic Aspiration, Student Participation
Cutchin, Jeffery B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Current literature suggests there is a national state of dissatisfaction among community college adjunct faculty; further, this dissatisfaction among some community college faculty may be due, in part, to factors such as low pay, few or no benefits, and little or no participation in policy making. Despite these conditions, national statistics…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Salaries, Fringe Benefits
Terpstra, David E. – Personnel Journal, 1979
Five theories of motivation are discussed: Maslow's Need Hierarchy, Herzberg's dual-factor or motivation-hygiene theory, goal setting or task motivation, expectancy/valence-theory (also known as instrumentality theory, valence-instrumentality-expectancy theory, or expectancy theory), and reinforcement. (JH)
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Personnel Management
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Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas; Gijselaers, Wim H. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Empirical studies into meaning systems surrounding implicit theories of intelligence typically entail two stringent assumptions: that different implicit theories and different effort beliefs represent opposite poles on a single scale, and that implicit theories directly impact the constructs as achievement goals and academic motivations. Through…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Goal Orientation, Correlation, Gender Differences
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Sullivan, Gregory S.; Strode, James P. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2010
For many coaches, motivation comes in the form of a great pre-game speech that fires up the athletes and inspires them to victory. While a pep-talk may certainly aid in motivating a team, its merits are often relied upon too heavily regarding its efficacy. Despite the tremendous amount of research that has been conducted, motivation still appears…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Athletics, Athletes, Goal Orientation
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Yukl, Gary A.; Latham, Gary P. – Personnel Psychology, 1978
Discussed is a model for goal setting, which is based on Locke's theory that difficult but clear and specific goals, if accepted, will result in higher performance than easy goals, nonspecific goals, or no goals at all. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Hypothesis Testing, Models, Objectives
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