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Motivation in Education: Theory, Research, and Applications
The primary objectives of this book 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.
Paperback, 433 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Prentice Hall
(first published September 21st 1995)
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Jul 05, 2017 James rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This is good introduction to motivation theory. Although it is framed around K-12 (and my interest is adults) I found it helpful and useful. The authors maintain a good structure and good organization of the material. They are careful in their use of terms, which in this field can at a times get crossed and confused into each other.
This is a great introduction to the many constructs under the broad umbrella of motivation in educational settings. It is a text book for courses in educational psychology and higher education, but the overviews and sources that it provides would benefit not only those interested in research in these areas but teachers throughout P-16.
Paul R. Pintrich (1953–2003) was an educational psychologist who made significant contributions to the fields of motivation, epistemological beliefs, and self-regulated learning. He was a professor of education and psychology at the University of Michigan where he also completed his PhD and MA. Pintrich published over 140 articles, book chapters, and books on topics related to educational psycholo ...moreMore about Paul R. Pintrich...