The Will to Learn: A Guide for Motivating Young People

The Will to Learn: A Guide for Motivating Young People

by Martin V. Covington
     
 

Martin Covington introduces the basic principles of motivation as they apply to classroom learning in a readable, non-technical form and provides strategies for motivating students. Professor Covington argues against the belief that the problems in today's schools stem a from lack of motivation, an d he offers teachers a way to encourage more positive reasons for… See more details below

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Martin Covington introduces the basic principles of motivation as they apply to classroom learning in a readable, non-technical form and provides strategies for motivating students. Professor Covington argues against the belief that the problems in today's schools stem a from lack of motivation, an d he offers teachers a way to encourage more positive reasons for learning, including struggle for self-improvement, the promotion of personal effort, and the encouragement of creativity over compliance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521553537
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

1The Future and Its Discontents1
2Motives as Emotions27
3Motives as Thoughts56
4Self-Worth and the Fear of Failure77
5The Competitive Learning Game104
6Motivational Equity and the Will to Learn134
7Strategic Thinking and the Will to Learn167
8An Immodest Proposal200
9Obstacles to Change: The Myths of Competition233
Epilogue257
Appendixes261
References276
Author Index309
Subject Index315

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