- why motivation is important and how it might be defined and measured;
- whether rewarding students can result in higher motivation;
- whether students can be motivated by goal-setting;
- the role of parental involvement, family background, and culture;
- strategies schools might use to motivate students; and
- nontraditional approaches to motivating otherwise unenthusiastic students.
Friday, July 6, 2012
A summary paper, Student Motivation: An Overlooked Piece of School Reform, was recently released. The paper pulls together research findings from the six background papers, each of which includes a brief overview of research findings, examples of current programs and policies, and implications for the future, offering a more in-depth look at specific themes surrounding student engagement, including: