The Will to Learn: A Guide for Motivating Young People / Edition 1by Martin V. Covington
Pub. Date: 11/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
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Table of Contents1. The future and its discontents; 2. Motives as emotions; 3. Motives as thoughts; 4. Self-worth and the fear of failure; 5. The competitive learning game; 6. Motivational equity and the will to learn; 7. Strategic thinking and the will to learn; 8. An immodest proposal; 9. Obstacles to change: the myths of competition; Epilogue; Appendixes; References; Author index; Subject index.
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