What's New in Pedagogy Research?
Johnson, Rebecca Grooms, American Music Teacher
Motivating students is always a topic of interest to music teachers. The Journal of Educational Psychology recently published a study titled "Supporting Students' Motivation, Engagement, and Learning During an Uninteresting Activity." (1)
Previous research in this area has indicated that teachers are more successful in promoting student motivation to perform uninteresting tasks when they provide a rationale that explains the lesson's value, helps the student understand why the lesson is worth their effort, why the lesson will be useful to them and why the lesson has personal meaning for them. When successful, the rationale can help the student internalize the value of the learning activity.
The Study: This research investigated and compared two theoretical models of motivation. The Identified Regulation Model refers to the mostly internalized extrinsic motivation provided by a rationale. In this model "The individual has identified with the personal importance of an externally …
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Publication information: Article title: What's New in Pedagogy Research?. Contributors: Johnson, Rebecca Grooms - Author. Magazine title: American Music Teacher. Volume: 58. Issue: 6 Publication date: June-July 2009. Page number: 64+. © 2009 Music Teachers National Association, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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