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The motivated school

Author: Alan Mclean
Publisher: Los Angeles ; London : Sage, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how important students' motivational mindsets can influence the way they learn. This work brings evidence from research, shows how successful learning contexts can be created, and offers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Mclean
ISBN: 9781446202371 1446202372
OCLC Number: 797814436
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 144 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: PART ONE: THE MOTIVATION DRIVERS; Introduction; The Need for Change; The Transitional Reward Culture; Towards a Culture of Autonomy; The Motivating School; Aims of the Book; Current Thinking About Motivation; What is Motivation?; The Functions of Motivation; From Theory to Practice; Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation; Self-Determination; Moving from External Regulation to Self-Determination; What Drives Motivation?; Balancing Contradictory Motives; The Drivers and Dimensions; How the Model Works; Conclusions; PART TWO: THE MOTIVATION MINDSETS: HOW TEACHERS MAKE SENSE OF STUDENTS' MOTIVATION; Ideas about Ability, Explanations of Progress and Attitudes towards Achievement; Ideas about Ability; Explanations of Progress; Attitudes towards Achievement; The Real `Feel-Good' Factor --
Self-Efficacy in Goal Achievement; What about Self-Esteem?; The Puzzle of Self-Esteem; A Better Way to Build Confidence; How the Mindsets Work Together; The Role of Self-Esteem in Motivating Learning; The Complete Motivation Model; The Power of Learning Goals; The Benefits of Learning Goals; PART THREE: THE DRIVERS IN ACTION; Engagement --
Creating Learning Relationships; What is Engagement?; Structure --
From Teacher Authority to Student Autonomy; What is Structure?; Stimulation --
Effective Teaching and Learning; What is Task Value?; Learning Through Feedback; What is Feedback?; Dealing with Failure; Self-Evaluation Checklists; PART FOUR: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; Motivating Boys and Girls; Male and Female Type Motives; Social Worlds; Attitudes to Achievement and Explanations of Progress; Self-Esteem; Gender-Specific Driver Applications; The Motivating School; Introduction; Leadership; The Management Motive; Staff Affirmation and Empowerment; Management Mindsets and Drivers; The Motivating School Culture; The Physical Environment; Summary and Conclusions; Motivating from the Inside; Conclusions;
Responsibility: Alan McLean.

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