Psychological and Pedagogical Issues of School Learning: Motivation in School Learning
The course deals with motivational issues of learning. Theories of motivation and relevant researches are discussed with a focus on their application in educational context. The course is concerned with issues of learning, teaching, learning difficulties, motivational differences among teachers, students, parents, and between the two genders, and cultural aspects of motivation. The course lays an emphasis on making use of the findings of the above mentioned fields of psychology in school practice, and on the conveyance of this knowledge in an understandable way to school leaders and teachers.
- Wendling, B. J. & Mather, N. (2009). Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions, Wiley.
- Wentzel, K. & Wigfield,A. (eds.) (2009). Handbook of Motivation at School, Routledge.
- Wigfield, A. & Eccles, J. S. (eds.) (2001). Development of Achievement Motivation, Academic Press - Educational Psychology Series.