Motivation To Learn: Integrating Theory And Practice

Paperback | October 9, 2001

byDeborah J. Stipek

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This book integrates theory and research in motivation and applies them to classroom practice. This book gives readers a thorough understanding of motivation theories that can be applied to the needs of their students. Teachers can use these research-based theories to develop problem-solving skills in a range of educational contexts. The focus is on classroom learning, but attention is also given to how strategies used to motivate students in schools affect their motivation to participate in intellectual activities outside of school. For educators at all grade levels.

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This book integrates theory and research in motivation and applies them to classroom practice. This book gives readers a thorough understanding of motivation theories that can be applied to the needs of their students. Teachers can use these research-based theories to develop problem-solving skills in a range of educational conte...

Deborah Stipek, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized scholar & researcher in the psychology of motivation & is involved in shaping national educational policy. She lives in Sherman Oaks, California.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 9, 2001Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:020534285X

ISBN - 13:9780205342853

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Table of Contents



 1. Profiles of Motivational Problems.


 2. Defining and Assessing Achievement Motivation.


 3. Reinforcement Theory.


 4. Social Cognitive Theory.


 5. Cognitive Theories Applied to Achievement Contexts.


 6. Perceptions of Ability.


 7. Maintaining Positive Achievement Relation Beliefs.


 8. Intrinsic Motivation.


 9. Values and Relationships.


10. Goals.


11. Maximizing Intrinsic Motivation, Academic Values and Learning Goals.


12. Achievement Anxiety.


13. Communicating Expectations.


14. Real Students, Real Teachers, Real Schools.


Appendix 2-A: Identifying Motivation Problems.


Appendix 3-A: External Reinforcement.


Appendix 3-B: Observations of Teachers' Use of Praise.


Appendix 7-A


Appendix 11-A: Evaluating Your Tasks.


Appendix 11-B: Evaluating Your Evaluation.


Appendix 11-C: Evaluating Control.


Appendix 12-A: Strategies for Reducing Safety.


Appendix 13-A: Teacher Efficiency.


Appendix 13-B Questions for Teachers to Ask to Help Them Monitor Behavior Toward High- and Low-Achievers.


References.