Event Title

Types of Motivation and Fostering Student Independence

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 10:00 AM

Description

One common goal of elementary school teachers is to help their students become independent learners. A way to foster student independence is to pay attention to intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors that affect school success. This study examines types of student motivation and the relation between academic achievement and independence. This study was completed using a qualitative self-study approach and included varying data collection methods such as field notes, informal discussions with students, and student work. Planning lessons tailored to students in order to increase certain types of motivation has been found to increase student independence and success. The findings suggest that the outcome of fostering student independence is well worth the effort. However, more research needs to be done on how to do so.

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Types of Motivation and Fostering Student Independence

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

One common goal of elementary school teachers is to help their students become independent learners. A way to foster student independence is to pay attention to intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors that affect school success. This study examines types of student motivation and the relation between academic achievement and independence. This study was completed using a qualitative self-study approach and included varying data collection methods such as field notes, informal discussions with students, and student work. Planning lessons tailored to students in order to increase certain types of motivation has been found to increase student independence and success. The findings suggest that the outcome of fostering student independence is well worth the effort. However, more research needs to be done on how to do so.