Motivation to Learn

Harness the power of motivation to transform the learning experience!

Motivation to Learn

Harness the power of motivation to transform the learning experience! When properly channeled, motivation propels learning forward. Yet teachers across all grade levels and disciplines struggle to recognize and cultivate this dynamic, social force in the classroom. This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged. You’ll discover: Reflection activities that promote student voice and self-efficacy as well as assess existing motivation levels Case studies and best practices based on current motivation theory and research Strategies to design meaningful learning tasks and build positive relationships with students and colleagues.

Motivation for Learning and Performance

The book features chapters on the biopsychology of motivation, how motivation changes across the lifespan, and the important influence of culture on motivated behavior.

Motivation for Learning and Performance

Designed for educators, researchers, practitioners, or anyone interested in maximizing human potential, Motivation for Learning and Performance outlines 50 key motivation principles based on the latest scientific evidence from the disciplines of psychology, education, business, athletics, and neurology. Using a highly applied and conversational style, the book is designed to inform the reader about how to diagnosis, analyze, and mediate learning and performance challenges influenced by motivation. The book features chapters on the biopsychology of motivation, how motivation changes across the lifespan, and the important influence of culture on motivated behavior. Three chapters are devoted to practical strategies and the implementation of motivational change. Special sections are included on enhancing motivation at work, in the classroom, in competitive environments, and during online education. Hoffman employs the innovative approach of using his interviews with "real" people including many notable personalities across diverse cultures and disciplines to illustrate motivated behavior. For example, readers will learn what motivated the colossal investment fraud masterminded by Bernie Madoff, the intimate thoughts of former NFL superstar Nick Lowery when he missed a field goal, and the joys and tribulations of Emmy-nominated "Curb your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines. The book provides a practical, applied, and multi-disciplinary resource for anyone interested in motivation and performance, but especially for university students at the graduate or undergraduate level studying education, psychology, business, leadership, hospitality, sports management, or military science. Additionally, the writing style and eclectic nature of the text will appeal to readers of non-fiction who can use the book to gain self-awareness to enhance performance of themselves or others. Considers motivation for both learning and performance Identifies 50 foundational principles relating to motivation Provides research evidence supporting the foundational principles Includes interviews from famous individuals, identifying what motivated them and why Includes research from psychology, education, neuroscience, business, and sports

Learning in Culture and Context Approaching the Complexities of Achievement Motivation in Student Learning

Conclusion This chapter presents cultural learning models as constructed and
expressed by people themselves in their ... concepts such as ability versus effort
and success versus failure , or traditional delineations of achievement motivation
.

Learning in Culture and Context  Approaching the Complexities of Achievement Motivation in Student Learning

This volume describes and critically examines the state of the art in research on achievement motivation in ethnically and culturally diverse groups. The authors address three visible shortcomings in the current literature the problems inherent in decontextualized research, the need to consider culture authentically, and the need to recognize differences within groups. This volume considers the greater insights that come from research that is contextualized, emphasizes individual meaning making, and embraces methods of inquiry that allow for a deep conceptual understanding of the rich and varied ways in which achievement and motivation develop both between and within cultures and contexts of learning. This is the 96th issue of the Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development.

Culture and Learning

Section 4 : Sources of Authority in a Conservative Society as These Motivate
Learning In a traditional conservative society , young people are not encouraged
to learn all the modern knowledge they can , and in any case , from their point of
 ...

Culture and Learning

See also manuscript version (MS 1039); learning in a traditionally oriented Aboriginal society; social change; achievements of Western schooling; relation between education, communication and culture; Aboriginal epistemology and learning strategies; sociolinguistics; Aboriginal versus White speech styles; psychology and culture - 3 tests of mental strategies among Aborigines.

Researching Cultures of Learning

... are important in a culture of learning because within them significant others are
likely to have an influence on learners' personal choices and engagement in
interaction for learning, which will in turn be factors affecting students' motivation.

Researching Cultures of Learning

This edited book examines cultures of learning from the perspectives of education, applied linguistics and language learning. The concept can be used to explore socio-cultural features of language learning and use contexts in educational institutions, and cultural practices of pedagogic activities and classroom interaction.

How People Learn II

The book expands on the foundation laid out in the 2000 report and takes an in-depth look at the constellation of influences that affect individual learning.

How People Learn II

There are many reasons to be curious about the way people learn, and the past several decades have seen an explosion of research that has important implications for individual learning, schooling, workforce training, and policy. In 2000, How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition was published and its influence has been wide and deep. The report summarized insights on the nature of learning in school-aged children; described principles for the design of effective learning environments; and provided examples of how that could be implemented in the classroom. Since then, researchers have continued to investigate the nature of learning and have generated new findings related to the neurological processes involved in learning, individual and cultural variability related to learning, and educational technologies. In addition to expanding scientific understanding of the mechanisms of learning and how the brain adapts throughout the lifespan, there have been important discoveries about influences on learning, particularly sociocultural factors and the structure of learning environments. How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures provides a much-needed update incorporating insights gained from this research over the past decade. The book expands on the foundation laid out in the 2000 report and takes an in-depth look at the constellation of influences that affect individual learning. How People Learn II will become an indispensable resource to understand learning throughout the lifespan for educators of students and adults.

Evaluating Teachers for Professional Growth

This resource is for any administrator who wants to implement an evaluation plan that works—for teachers, schools, and students.

Evaluating Teachers for Professional Growth

This resource is for any administrator who wants to implement an evaluation plan that works—for teachers, schools, and students.

Resources in Education

Descriptors—Bilingual Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cross Cultural Training
, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, ... Learning, Social Reinforcement,
Sociocultural Patterns, 'Student Attitudes, Student Motivation Identifiers—'Canada
, ...

Resources in Education


Black Children Their Roots Culture and Learning Styles

M . L . Maehr ( 1974 ) suggests that the motivation to achieve is present among
children of all cultures , no matter the way in which it is directed . He suggests that
study should be done of the circumstances under which children " turn on " to the
 ...

Black Children  Their Roots  Culture  and Learning Styles

"Argues that since black children grow up in a distinct culture, they require 'an educational system that recognizes their strengths, their abilities, and their culture, and that incorporates them into the learning process'." -- Washington Post

Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning

The questionnaire for learners included 8 statements concerning their
background, plurilingual awareness (not discussed here) and their cultural
identities, 11 statements concerning their motivation and their learning aims (
Ideal and Ought-to ...

Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning

In recent years language learning has been increasingly viewed by some SLA researchers as an essentially social-psychological process in which the role of a wider sociocultural context should not be marginalized. This volume offers a valuable contribution to this growing body of research by providing theoretical considerations and empirical research data on themes such as the development of intercultural communicative competence, the role of English as a lingua franca in intercultural communication, and the place of cultural factors in SLA theorizing, research, second/foreign language teaching and teacher training. The volume also contains contributions which share the linguistic interest in the culture-related concepts and constructs such as time, modesty, politeness, and respect, discussing the culture-dependent differences in conceptualization and their reflection in particular language forms and linguistic devices.

Culture Learning and the Disciplines

Theory and Practice in Cross-cultural Orientation Josef A. Mestenhauser, Gayla
Marty, Inge Steglitz. others raised in this ... How can motivation be generated to
enhance not only program attendance but the learning that occurs in programs ?

Culture  Learning  and the Disciplines

The 18 author contributed papers examine orientation programs for foreign college and university students studying in the United States and for U.S. students preparing to study abroad. The marriage of theory and practice in addressing the two major issues of: (1) lack of agreement on standards for orientation; and (2) the common lack of student motivation to attend orientation programs is stressed. Papers have the following titles and authors: "Survey of University Orientation Programs for International Students and Scholars" (Inge Steglitz); "The Development of Preacademic Training Programs for Incoming Fulbright Students, 1951-1969" (James E. O'Driscoll); "Brief Course on America: An Orientation to the Study of American Culture" (Harvey Sarles); "Foreign Student Orientation at the University of Pennsylvania" (Ann Kuhlman); "Orientation Services Provided for A.I.D.-Sponsored Participants in Programs Administered by Partners for International Education and Training" (Judith A. Cadman); "Cross-Cultural Half-Way Houses: Orientation within Intensive English Programs" (Patricia Byrd); "Training International Students as Teaching Assistants" (Mark Landa); "The Experiential Approach to International Student Orientation" (Dario Gamboa); "Survey of University Orientation for American Students Going Abroad" (Karen Rosenquist Watts); "Something for Everyone: A Search for Common Denominators" (Jan Felsing); "The Orientation Retreat: Preparing 200 Students for Study in 20 Countries" (Sue K. Clarke); "A Three-Tiered Approach to Cross-Cultural Orientation for U.S. Students Preparing to Study Abroad" (Joseph O. Baker); "Orientation Development Project at the Experiment in International Living" (Julie Soquet); "Cross-Cultural Training in the Peace Corps" (Roger Nicholson); "The Navy Overseas Duty Support Program: An Organizational Approach to Cross-Cultural Orientation" (Sandra Mumford Fowler); "Concepts and Theories of Culture Learning" (Josef A. Mestenhauser); and "Adding the Disciplines: From Theory to Relevant Practice" (Mestenhauser). (JB)

Diversity and Motivation

Praise for the Second Edition of Diversity and Motivation "Since the first publication of Diversity and Motivation in 1995, we have consistently used this text and its philosophy in our faculty development at Valencia Community College.

Diversity and Motivation

When the first edition of Diversity and Motivation was published in 1995, it became a premier resource for faculty and administrators seeking effective and practical strategies that foster motivation among culturally diverse student groups. This revised and updated second edition of Diversity and Motivation offers a comprehensive understanding of teaching methods that promote respect, relevance, engagement, and academic success. Margery B. Ginsberg and Raymond J. Wlodkowski base their insights and concrete suggestions on their experiences and research as college faculty. The book defines norms, illustrates practices, and provides tools to develop four foundational conditions for intrinsically motivated learning: establishing inclusion, developing a positive attitude, enhancing meaning, and engendering competence. The authors provide perspectives on the social justice implications of each condition. Diversity and Motivation includes resources to help educators create a supportive community of learners, facilitate equitable discussions in linguistically diverse classrooms, design engaging lessons, and assess students fairly. The ideas in this book apply across disciplines and include teaching practices that can be easily adapted to a range of postsecondary settings. In addition, the authors include a cohesive approach to syllabus construction, lesson design, and faculty development. This new edition also contains a framework for motivating students outside traditional classroom settings.

Classroom Culture and Dynamics

Motivation. On. The. Use. Of. Learning. Strategies. In. The. Classroom. Ayumi
Tanaka and Kiho Tanaka Doshisha ... To understand students' learning process
and provide effective support for them, it is important to examine how and why
they ...

Classroom Culture and Dynamics

The classroom is the primary laboratory for educational development and its culture and dynamics are of no small importance. This new book presents carefully selected global analyses of important issues in classroom development from emotional intelligence to information technology to presentation of learning styles and strategies and psychological motivation.

Motivation and Second Language Acquisition

INTRODUCTION There has been renewed interest in exploring learner
motivation and why people learn languages. ... Scholars have pointed out that
there are cultural, psychological, and social variables in SLA that have not been
properly ...

Motivation and Second Language Acquisition

This volume - the second in this series concerned with motivation and foreign language learning - includes papers presented at a colloquium on second language motivation at the American Association for Applied Linguistics as well as a number of specially commissioned surveys.

Motivation in Education

The integration across grades ensured continuity in learning and motivated
students to learn more each year . Cultures This text discussed cultural
differences when appropriate to do so and when research has identified reliable
 ...

Motivation in Education

Intended for upper-level undergraduate courses in Motivation; also for graduate Education courses in Motivation/ Educational Psychology/Learning and Development, and Psychology courses in Motivation, Cognition, and Learning. Informing students about major motivational theories and related research, this thought-provoking text includes an overview of metatheoretical perspectives, expectancy and efficacy beliefs, attribution theory, social cognitive theory, goal theory, intrinsic motivation, values and affect, and social-cultural influences such as schools, classrooms, peers and families. Offering intensive conceptual details of different theories, it describes and applies the most recent advances in motivation theory and research to the classroom context.

Education Cultures and Economics

There is growing interest in the link between culture and many fields of human
activity. The demise of political ideology as a source ... motivation in learning the
language is purely instrumental (Richards 1996). This latter debate focuses on
the ...

Education  Cultures  and Economics

This edited volume reviews the conflict between economic prescriptions for improved education in the developing world and local cultures. Among the issues reviewed are: conceptions of culture and economics in development and education literature, economic considerations of school systems to promote cultural goals, the differentiation of schools from other sites of cultural reproduction, learning experiences of various cultural groups, and the cross-cultural work of development agencies.

The Social Psychology of Education

This book examines the ways in which the theory and data of social psychology can be applied to teaching, learning, and other experiences in schools.

The Social Psychology of Education

This book examines the ways in which the theory and data of social psychology can be applied to teaching, learning, and other experiences in schools. Its focus ranges in level from the individual (e.g., student attitudes and attributions), to the teacher-student interaction, to the impact of society (e.g., racial and cultural influences on school performance). The editor and distinguished contributors have two major purposes. The first is to illustrate the scope and sophistication of the emerging field known as the social psychology of education. The second is to provide solid, informed suggestions to educators for the amelioration of current educational problems. To that end, each author explicitly discusses implications for educational practice.

Education Cultures and Economics

Educational Project Management in Less Developed Countries : Cultural
Considerations MICHAEL DELENS There is ... cultural conventions to learners
whose motivation in learning the language is purely instrumental ( Richards 1996
) .

Education  Cultures  and Economics

This edited volume reviews the conflict between economic prescriptions for improved education in the developing world and local cultures. Among the issues reviewed are: conceptions of culture and economics in development and education literature, economic considerations of school systems to promote cultural goals, the differentiation of schools from other sites of cultural reproduction, learning experiences of various cultural groups, and the cross-cultural work of development agencies.

Inservice Training for Teachers of the Gifted

It must be conceded at the outset that culturally deprived children typically
manifest little intrinsic motivation to learn . They come from family and cultural
environments in which the veneration of learning for its own sake is not a
conspicuous ...

Inservice Training  for Teachers of the Gifted


Educational Research and Innovation Languages in a Global World Learning for Better Cultural Understanding

Learning for Better Cultural Understanding OECD Della Chiesa Bruno, Scott
Jessica, Hinton Christina ... we explore factors that play a role in successful and
unsuccessful NNL learning, including motivation culture, identity (immigration, etc
.) ...

Educational Research and Innovation Languages in a Global World Learning for Better Cultural Understanding

This book examines the links between globalisation and the way we teach and learn languages.