Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119077992

Category: Education

Page: 519

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The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.
Motivation to Learn Multiple Languages in Japan

Author: Chika Takahashi

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781800414853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 155

View: 725

This book provides rare insights into motivation among extremely successful learners of English and languages other than English (LOTEs) through the analysis of a longitudinal study and the examination of the factors involved in becoming multilingual in a non-multilingual environment. Based on sixteen interview sessions, conducted over the course of nine years while the learners progressed from high school to the world of work, this book offers the story of how two learners persist in English/LOTE learning. The study illuminates the long-term processes through which the interviewees develop ideal English/LOTE selves in an environment where multilingualism is not emphasized and where both English and LOTEs can still be described as foreign languages. Educators and researchers will learn from this study, which stretches our understanding of motivation beyond the recent theorizing of L2 motivation and contributes to the limited research in long-term motivational trajectories and LOTE learning motivation, which is particularly scarce in non-European contexts. The book will be of interest not only to readers in Japan but also to those in other contexts as it offers an example of successful learners who go beyond the pragmatic and instrumentalist view of language learning to hold a more holistic view, thus revealing the factors which can sustain multiple language learning, even in foreign language contexts.
Older Employee's Motivation to Learn and Readiness for Training

Author: Gernot Schiefer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783658357245

Category: Electronic books

Page: 45

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The motivation of older employees to learn is a complex psychological construct that has hardly been addressed to date. With increasing age, changes in learning and performance as well as a decreasing motivation for training become apparent. Gernot Schiefer and Corinna Hoffmann show connections between motivation, performance and learning behavior and analyze motivational factors and learning obstacles of older employees. In a practical manner, the authors present possibilities for companies to actively contribute to promote the learning motivation of their older employees. This Springer essential is a translation of the original German 1st edition essentials, Lernmotivation und Weiterbildungsbereitschaft älterer Mitarbeiter by Gernot Schiefer and Corinna Hoffmann, published by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature in 2019. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service DeepL.com). A subsequent human revision was done primarily in terms of content, so that the book will read stylistically different from a conventional translation. Springer Nature works continuously to further the development of tools for the production of books and on the related technologies to support the authors. The Contents Development of learning motivation of older employees Relationship between motivation, performance and learning Concrete motivation factors and barriers of older employees Possibilities to promote motivation The Target Groups Managers who want to deal with performance possibilities and motivation promotion of older employees Students of business psychology and human resource management The Authors Prof. Dr. Gernot Schiefer teaches business psychology and human resource management at the FOM University in Mannheim and works as a coach and consultant. Corinna Hoffmann, M. Sc. works in the human resources department of an international consumer goods manufacturer.
Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success

Author: Myron H. Dembo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780805862294

Category: Achievement motivation.

Page: 358

View: 268

If you haven’t used Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success in your study skills course, it’s time for a change! This popular text combines theory, research, and applications to teach college students how to become more self-directed learners. Study skills are treated as a serious academic course. Students learn about human motivation and learning as they improve their study skills. The text does not offer “recipes for success” or lists of “quick tips.” The focus is on relevant information and features designed to help students to identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, to master and practice effective learning and study strategies, and then to complete self-management studies whereby they are taught a process for improving their academic behavior. A framework organized around six components related to academic success (motivation, methods of learning, time management, control of the physical and social environment, and monitoring performance) makes it easy for students to understand what they need to do to become more successful in the classroom. Pedagogical Features: *Exercises help students observe and evaluate their own learning and study skills. *Follow-Up Activities guide students to apply the content to their own academic learning. *Designated Follow-Up Activities help students identify topics to include in Self-Management Studies. *Appendices provide information on how to conduct these studies, and examples of studies conducted by students in a “learning to learn” course. *Student Reflections allow students to read about the experiences of other students as they attempt to change their behavior and become more successful students. *Chapter-end Reviews provide a quick guide to specific procedures for implementing a given strategy. *Key P
Researching Language Learning Motivation

Author: Ali H. Al-Hoorie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350166905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 294

One of the most active areas in the field of second language acquisition, language learning motivation is a burgeoning area of research. Yet the plethora of new ideas and research directions can be confusing for newcomers to the discipline to navigate. Offering concise, bite-size overviews of key contemporary research concepts and directions, this book provides an invaluable guide to the contemporary state of the field. Making the discussion of key topics accessible to a wider audience, each chapter is written by a leading expert and reflects on cutting-edge research issues. From well-established concepts, such as engagement and learning goals, to emerging ideas, including contagion and plurilingualism, this book provides easy to understand overviews and analysis of key contemporary themes. Helping readers understand a field which can appear highly technical and overwhelming, Researching Language Learning Motivation provides valuable insights, perspectives and practical applications.
Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success

Author: Helena Seli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429683510

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 835

Combining theory, research, and application, this popular text guides college students on how to improve their study skills and become self-regulated learners. Seli and Dembo focus on the most relevant information and features to help students identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, to master and practice effective learning and study strategies, and to complete self-regulation studies that teach a process for improving their academic behavior. Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success provides a framework organized around motivation, methods of learning, time management, control of the physical and social environment, and monitoring performance that makes it easy for students to recognize what they need to do to become academically successful. Full of rich pedagogical features and exercises, students will find Follow-Up Activities, opportunities for Reflection, Chapter-End Reviews, Key Points, and a Glossary. New in the Sixth Edition: General updates throughout to citations and research since the previous edition Additional coverage of digital media and mobile technology, and the impact of technology on productivity Added coverage of metacognition and test anxiety, and consideration of non-traditional students Updated companion website resources for students and instructors, including sample exercises, assessments, and instructors’ notes
Motivation, Volition, and Engagement in Online Distance Learning

Author: Ucar, Hasan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799876830

Category: Education

Page: 333

View: 582

Motivation is an important factor in and for all education levels. However, as learners in online distance education milieus are away from both teachers, other learners, and the learning environments physically, this concept becomes more important for online education. Motivating learners in distance education and keeping their motivation alive throughout the learning process is an issue that should be emphasized and taken care of for teachers and instructional designers. At this point, although there are many approaches, models, and theories regarding enhancing and sustaining motivation and engagement in the education processes, it is seen that there is not enough work and/or effective and efficient strategies that can be applied in online distance learning environments. Motivation, Volition, and Engagement in Online Distance Learning evaluates motivational obstacles in online distance education both theoretically and practically, identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the online education environments regarding motivation, and provides actionable motivational and volitional strategies for online educators. This book offers coverage of topics such as learning theories, motivation research, and synchronous online learning environments, making it a valuable resource for researchers, professionals, decision makers, institutions in all education levels, academicians, pre-service teachers, and most importantly, online educators from various disciplines and learners from all educational landscapes.
Motivation, Learning, and Technology

Author: J. Michael Spector

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134979325

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 908

Motivation, Learning, and Technology is a fresh, thorough, and practical introduction to motivational research, theories, and applications for learning and instruction. Written for both instructional designers and teachers, this foundational textbook combines learning design and learning technologies, synthesis of current research and models, and practical advice for those looking to improve how they motivate learners. Building from existing models in an interactional, holistic approach, J. Michael Spector and Seung Won Park guide readers through all steps of educational motivation, from designing a motivation plan through implementation and assessment.

Author: Ema Ushioda

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194418829

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 184

View: 154

In this thought-provoking book, Ema Ushioda asks why we research language learning motivation, whose interests the research serves, and who ultimately benefits. Examining the major theoretical and research developments in this vibrant field from its origins to the present day, the author interrogates the goals and values driving academic inquiry, and argues for a more socially conscious and socially responsive orientation to researching language learning motivation. The book challenges this research field to contribute to critical movements in applied linguistics to address globally and locally relevant societal issues where language and motivation matter. “Ema Ushioda’s compelling, authoritative and timely book re-writes the story of L2 motivation research through the ethical lens. Her probing reflection is not meant to soothe but to ask difficult questions about why we research and for whom. It is impossible to imagine future L2 motivation scholarship that does not treat them seriously.” Maggie Kubanyiova, Professor of Language Education, University of Leeds Ema Ushioda is a Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick Oxford Applied Linguistics Series Advisers: Anne Burns and Diane Larsen-Freeman
Identity, Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning

Author: Garold Murray

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847693723

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 712

"Through the use of qualitative research methods, the authors explore the complex, contingent and dynamic nature of motivation, identity and autonomy --- both for language learners and teachers --- in many different parts of the world. Importantly, they also look for relationships among the three constructs. This is precisely the integrative approach that should be encouraged as we seek to understand the lived experience of individuals."---Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, USA --