The Will to Learn: A Guide for Motivating Young People / Edition 1

The Will to Learn: A Guide for Motivating Young People / Edition 1

by Martin V. Covington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521556791

ISBN-13: 9780521556798

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

Overview

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:
9780521556798
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. 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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