Culture, Motivation and Learning

Author: Farideh Salili

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607526018

Category: Education

Page: 417

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The influence of culture on learning and motivation has been the topic of much research in recent years. Educational and psychological researchers are now aware that the findings of their studies may not apply to other cultures, and that in this age of globalization and multiculturalism it is very important to examine the applicability of psychoeducational constructs to other cultures. Understanding learning and motivational characteristics of students of diverse backgrounds will enable educators to develop appropriate curriculum and teaching strategies to motivate these students. The aim of this book is to present research findings and views of scholars and researchers in the field of motivation and learning, from a multicultural and international perspective. Educators and scholars from different parts of the world have examined recent learning and motivation theories in different cultural contexts in order to explore the dynamics of sociocultural processes affecting student motivation. Others have focused on teaching and learning strategies that are known to be effective with culturally diverse students.
Motivation to Learn

Author: Michael Middleton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412986717

Category: Education

Page: 241

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This book engages teachers in a thoughtful exploration of motivation in the classroom, showing how to apply principles, practices, and strategies which motivate in a dynamic way, actively involving students, teachers and the school.
Culture, Self, and, Motivation

Author: Avi Kaplan

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617352492

Category: Education

Page: 325

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The authors of the chapters in this volume—past and present collaborators of Marty Maehr, and a few of his former graduate students along the years—are motivational researchers who conduct research using diverse methods and perspectives, and in different parts of the world. All, however, see their intellectual roots in Marty’s theoretical and empirical work. The chapters in this book are divided into two sections: Motivation and Self and Culture and Motivation. Clearly, the distinctions between these two sections are very blurry, as they are in Marty’s work. And yet, when the authors were asked to contribute their chapters, the research questions they addressed seemed to have formed two foci, with personal motivation and socio-cultural processes alternating as the core versus the background in the two sections.
Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence

Author: Professor Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Cynthia Hudley

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195326819

Category: Education

Page: 337

View: 624

Schools, as one form of complex organizational settings, are regulated by often invisible expectations, understandings, and values that comprise the culture of the institutions. This volume moves beyond important and well studied relational and personal variables to an examination of school culture and motivation.
Student Motivation

Author: Farideh Salili

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461354722

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

View: 110

This book presents the latest developments in the major theories of student motivation as well as up-to-date research on the contextual and cultural variables that influence learning motivation in educational settings. An international roster of experts provides ample illustration of the complexities that are revealed when the study of cultural and contextual interactions is combined with motivational and cognitive variables.
Culture and Motivation in Language Learning

Author: Fasih Ahmed

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3846550655


Page: 128

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The study has investigated the relationship between culture and language learning in Pakistan. The motivational factors (i.e. instrumental or integrative motivation) of Pakistani learners have been reviewed in relation to culture and language teaching. For this purpose, first of all, the existing culture and language teaching models and approaches have been analyzed and their application in the context of L2 in Pakistan has been assessed. Then, native and non-native literature of English has also been discussed from a cultural point of view. The study, especially, investigated the cultural representation with respect to ESL learning in Pakistan in two areas. Firstly, the representation of culture in textbooks has been studied. The textbooks, which are used in Pakistan, have been analyzed in comparison with the textbook of other countries. They have been analyzed on the basis of the source culture, the target culture and the intercultural representation. Secondly, the study investigated the effectiveness of using the native culture for L2 learning in Pakistan. For this purpose, the selected extracts were used in class, and then the data was collected through questionnaire.
Academic Motivation and the Culture of Schooling

Author: Cynthia Hudley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199716757

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Decades of research indicate the important connections among academic motivation and achievement, social relationships, and school culture. However, much of this research has been conducted in homogenous American schools serving middle class, average achieving, Anglo-student populations. This edited volume will argue that school culture is a reflection of the society in which the school is embedded and comprises various aspects, including individualism, competition, cultural stereotypes, and extrinsically guided values and rewards. They address three specific conceptual questions: How do differences in academic motivation for diverse groups of students change over time? How do students' social cognitions influence their motivational processes and outcomes in school? And what has been done to enhance academic motivation? To answer this last question, the contributors describe empirically validated intervention programs for improving academic motivation in students from elementary school through college.
Handbook of Motivation at School

Author: Kathryn R. Wentzel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135592929

Category: Education

Page: 701

View: 198

The Handbook of Motivation at School presents the first comprehensive and integrated compilation of theory and research on children’s motivation at school. It covers the major theoretical perspectives in the field as well as their application to instruction, learning, and social adjustment at school. Key Features: Comprehensive – no other book provides such a comprehensive overview of theory and research on children’s motivation at school. Theoretical & Applied – the book provides a review of current motivation theories by the developers of those theories as well as attention to the application of motivation theory and research in classrooms and schools. Chapter Structure – chapters within each section follow a similar structure so that there is uniformity across chapters. Commentaries – each section ends with a commentary that provides clear directions for future research.
Learning in Culture and Context: Approaching the Complexities of Achievement Motivation in Student Learning

Author: Janine Bempechat

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015055830031

Category: Education

Page: 136

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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.
Well-Being of Youth and Emerging Adults across Cultures

Author: Radosveta Dimitrova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319683638

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

View: 216

The current volume presents new empirical data on well-being of youth and emerging adults from a global international perspective. Its outstanding features are the focus on vast geographical regions (e.g., Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America), and on strengths and resources for optimal well-being. The international and multidisciplinary contributions address the complexities of young people’s life in a variety of cultural settings to explore how key developmental processes such as identity, religiosity and optimism, social networks, and social interaction in families and society at large promote optimal and successful adaptation. The volume draws on core theoretical models of human development to highlight the applicability of these frameworks to culturally diverse youth and emerging adults as well as universalities and cultural specifics in optimal outcomes. With its innovative and cutting-edge approaches to cultural, theoretical and methodological issues, the book offers up-to-date evidence and insights for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of cross-cultural psychology, developmental science, human development, sociology, and social work.
Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Self

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847691279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

View: 320

With contributions by leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume offers a comprehensive anthology of conceptual and empirical papers describing the latest developments in L2 motivation research that involves the reframing of motivation in the context of contemporary notions of self and identity.