Motivation in Education Theory, Research, and Applications

ISBN-10: 0132281554
ISBN-13: 9780132281553
Edition: 3rd 2008
List price: $108.60
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Book details

List price: $108.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 1.628

The primary objectives of "Motivation in Education: Theory, Research, and Application," third edition, are: to present major motivational theories, principles, and research findings in sufficient detail to help students understand the complexity of motivational processes and to provide examples of motivational concepts and principles applied to educational settings Although different perspectives on motivation are presented, the text emphasizes the role of personal cognitions and beliefs during teaching and learning. This focus is consistent with the view that learners are active, constructive participants in the learning process; consequently, the text highlights how motivation is situated, facilitated, and constrained by various classroom and contextual factors. Following an introductory chapter that defines and exemplifies motivation and discusses motivation research, how motivation relates to learning, and historical views of motivation, the next six chapters discuss theoretical and conceptual perspectives that stress the role of personal cognitions, beliefs, affects and values in motivation: expectancy-value theory, attribution theory, social cognitive theory, goal theory, interest and affect, and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. The remaining three chapters focus on various contextual factors in promoting motivation: sociocultural influences, teacher influences, and classroom and school influences. By blending theory, research, and applications throughout, the text provides instructors and students with a unified view of the role of motivation in education.

Dale H. Schunk is Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University, a M.Ed. from Boston University, and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He has held faculty positions at Purdue University (where he served as Head of the Department of Educational Studies), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where he also was Chair of the Academic Affairs Institutional Review Board), And The University of Houston.Dale has edited six books, is co-author of Motivation in Education: Theory, Research, and Applications (Prentice Hall, 2008) and has authored over 80 articles and book chapters. He has served as President of Division 15-Educational Psychology For The American Psychological Association and as Secretary of Division C-Learning and Instruction For The American Educational Research Association. He is presently a member of the editorial boards of three professional journals.Dale's teaching and research interests include learning, motivation, and self-regulation. He has received the Early Career Contributions Award in Educational Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the Albert J. Harris Research Award from the International Reading Association, And The Outstanding Service Award from the Purdue University School of Education

Motivation: Introduction and Historical Foundations
Expectancy-Value Theories of Motivation
Attribution Theory
Social Cognitive Theory
Goals and Goal Orientations
Interest and Affect
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
Sociocultural Influences
Teacher Influences
Classroom and School Influences

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