Search results for: Motivation
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Baccalaureate Expectations of Community College Students: Socio-Demographic, Motivational, and Contextual Influences
This research investigates socio-demographic, motivational, and postsecondary contextual factors underlying community college students’ baccalaureate expectations. Results indicate that community college students‘ baccalaureate expectations two years after high school were directly and positively influenced by their initial baccalaureate expectations during the high school senior year and their academic integration during the first year of college. However, college students‘ baccalaureate expectations were negatively associated with the number of subjects for remedial work they received.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
In this article, the author explores the tension between the promises and perils associated with digital media in the context of one college student’s daily experiences. Using the qualitative method of portraiture, the author examined how one college student uses digital media in her everyday life; her motivations and goals for using various media; and the opportunities and drawbacks she perceives in her daily media use.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2011
The current article examines the developing beliefs about classroom motivation of preservice teachers. The findings emphasize several issues: the importance of filtering prior beliefs, alignment and conflict of ideas, significance of self-motivating factors and power of emotions in developing beliefs about classroom motivation.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2011
Is The Motivation to Become A Teacher Related to Pre-service Teachers’ Intentions to Remain in The Profession?
The purpose of this study was to examine the concept of motivation to become a teacher. The authors focused on the distinction between adaptive motives and maladaptive motives. The authors also examined the relationships with teacher self-efficacy, the quality of the teacher training program, and the intention to remain in the profession. Pre-service teachers from university-based teacher training institutes at the Netherlands participated in the study. The results indicate the importance of intrinsic motives to become a teacher.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2010
This article focuses on how professional identity of teacher educators can be portrayed in a systematic way both on a cognitive level and an emotional level. The authors used a narrative–biographical instrument. In order to construct this method, eight teacher educators reflected on their professional development, using the self-confrontation method, resulting in self-narratives.The findings of the study indicate teacher educators’ meaningful experiences can be portrayed in a systematic way using identity components such as job motivation, task perception, task-feeling, self-image and self-feeling.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2010
This mixed method study examined how elementary school teachers define and use rewards in their classrooms and how various motivational constructs such as goal orientation, self-efficacy, and autonomy relate to teachers' use of rewards. Results revealed that all teachers in the sample use some form of rewards in their classrooms and the majority use some form of tangible rewards.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
Capacity = Expertise x Motivation x Opportunities: Factors in Capacity Building in Teacher Education in England
This article offers an initial account of the Teacher Education Research Network (TERN) designed to test a 'social practices' model for building an educational research infrastructure across England. Setting the initiative within the regional context of teacher education in the North West of England, the article describes elements of the project.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2009
Cutting Your Losses: Could Best-Practice Pedagogy Involve Acknowledging that Even Robust Hope May Be Vain?
'Robust hope' was recently championed as fundamental to achieving educational utopias. Hope feels good and has utility in some circumstances. However, in other situations different motivations - positive (e.g. curiosity) or negative (e.g. frustration) - may offer greater pedagogical value. Robust hope may lead to: (1) failure; (2) an exacerbation of existing judgement biases; and (3) emotional reasoning. Hence, best-practice principles require that the net pedagogical impact of robust hope be assessed.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2009
The need for capacity-building in teacher education in the UK has been raised as a serious issue by a number of commentators. This paper provides an analytical account of an initiative conducted by the Teacher Education Group (TEG) to build research capacity in teacher education. With reference to a review of the national contexts for research in the UK and research on teacher educators, the article argues that, in order to build research capacity initiatives we need to provide motivation and new types of networking opportunities for researchers, as well as developing their expertise.
Updated: Oct. 18, 2009
The purpose of this study is to identify the predicting factors that distinguish teacher education graduates with a low level from those with a high level of teaching commitment. The results suggest that graduates with a low level of teaching commitment can be reliably distinguished from graduates with a high level of commitment by the personality factor ‘conscientiousness’, the type of teacher training, their initial motivation for teaching, their views of their teacher education (in terms of preparation for teaching, faculty support and mentor support) and their teacher efficacy.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2009