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Covington, Martin V. 1938-

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Works: 48 works in 155 publications in 7 languages and 3,202 library holdings
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: LB1065, 370.154
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Publications about Martin V Covington
Publications by Martin V Covington
Most widely held works by Martin V Covington
Making the grade : a self-worth perspective on motivation and school reform by Martin V Covington( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Overcoming student failure : changing motives and incentives for learning by Martin V Covington( Book )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 671 libraries worldwide
Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t
Trends and issues in developmental psychology by Paul Henry Mussen( Book )
11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 631 libraries worldwide
The will to learn : a guide for motivating young people by Martin V Covington( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 500 libraries worldwide
This book introduces the basic principles of motivation as they apply to classroom learning and management in a readable, non-technical form. Covington argues against the popular notion that the problems existing in schools today stem primarily from a lack of student motivation. Instead, he asserts that students are motivated, sometimes even overly motivated, but often for the wrong reasons. Traditional teaching methods, including conventional grading procedures and an emphasis on competition, can contribute to student demoralization, and Covington identifies the ways in which students respond to misguided incentives. For some students, motivation is directed at avoiding failure by avoiding participation. For others, demoralization leads to withdrawal from an educational system that they believe to be irrelevant to their lives. Still other students are driven to prove their worth by outperforming fellow students. The book suggests practical, concrete ways that teachers can use classroom incentives to inspire a desire to learn
Self-worth and school learning by Martin V Covington( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Prevenire i fallimenti scolastici : incentivi equi per l'apprendimento by Martin V Covington( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Italian and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Per quali motivi alcuni studenti si sentono motivati a conseguire buoni risultati mentre altri mostrano disinteresse? Gli autori propongono una metodologia suggestiva - la cosiddetta strategia degli incentivi equi - per ribaltare le strutture motivazionali negative. Questo metodo definisce le condizioni per una equità motivazionale, in cui gli incentivi siano costruttivi, mirati all'apprendimento, alla curiosità intellettuale e riducano al minimo l'aspetto competitivo del sistema di votazione
The productive thinking program : a course in learning to think ( Book )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The Productive thinking program : a course in learning to think ( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Handbook of competence and motivation by Andrew J Elliot( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"This is a reference and text for anyone interested in achievement motivation and related topics, including social, personality, and developmental psychologists; educational psychologists; and industrial/organizational and sports psychologists. It will serve as a primary or supplemental text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The productive thinking program. Series one: general problem solving ; lesson 1[-16 by Martin V Covington( Book )
3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Xue xi zhang ai de xiao chu ce lue : cu jin xue sheng cheng gong, gao xiao di xue xi = Overcoming student failure by Martin V Covington( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The Productive Thinking Program : a course in learning to think ( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Some effects of stimulus familiarization on discrimination performance by Martin V Covington( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The productive thinking program; a course in learning to think by Martin V Covington( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The productive thinking program : a course in learning to think. Teacher's guide ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The productive thinking program : a course in learning to think. Problem sets ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Promoting creative thinking in the classroom : the process of curriculum development by Martin V Covington( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A general, problem-solving program (gpsp), consisting of 16 creative problems for the fifth and sixth grade levels presented in a self-instructional linear format, was developed as a prototype of instructional linear materials on creative problem solving. Throughout the series of lessons, a story line is maintained to give the reader a set of identification models. It gradually introduces him to the process of becoming a more effective thinker. In several studies, 267 fifth and sixth grade students were given the gpsp while 214 fifth graders served as controls. All students were pretested and received modified traditional problem solving tests. The minnesota test of creative thinking served as the criterion test battery. Highly consistent results indicate that instructed students obtain superior scores on all indices of problem solving and creative thinking. Follow-up studies proved less conclusive. A fundamental question is whether programs designed to promote creative thinking are necessary. Future research will involve expansion of the gpsp and the development of new units on understanding and creative innovation. Research is also being directed toward adapting gpsp for computer presentation. This paper is to be included in N.J. klauemeier (ed.), "contemporary research of significance to education," university of wisconsin, in press. (Pr)
Going for the grade : student motivation and self worth by Martin V Covington( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Productive Thinking Program : a course in learning to think by Martin V Covington( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Motywacja do nauki by Martin V Covington( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Covington, Martin.
Covington, Martin 1938-
مارتان كوفينتون، 1938-
Languages
English (95)
Chinese (6)
Italian (5)
Spanish (5)
French (4)
Polish (2)
Turkish (1)
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