Motivation: A philosophical and psychological synthesis
Splitter, Laurance J. and McInerney, Dennis M.. (2015) Motivation: A philosophical and psychological synthesis. In In F. Guay, H. Marsh and D. M. Mclnerney (Ed.). Self-concept, motivation, and identity: Underpinning success with research and practice pp. 273 - 297 Information Age Publishing.
|Authors||Splitter, Laurance J. and McInerney, Dennis M.|
|Editors||F. Guay, H. Marsh and D. M. Mclnerney|
This chapter examines the role of agency, goals, and reasoned persuasion, arguing that these are central to commonsense understandings and theoretical perspectives on motivation. It clarifies the conceptual frameworks that govern ordinary descriptions of motivation, seeing persons as agents of change. And it also maintains that an integrated account of motivation involves the activity of reasoned persuasion of those a person seeks to motivate, notably students, about their own causal powers. The chapter also considers the semantic and linguistic components of agency and the practical task of engaging students in reasoned dialogue about what it is that we one wants them to learn, know and understand.
|Keywords||motivation; agency; goals; reasoned persuasion; inquiring communities; teaching and learning|
|Page range||273 - 297|
|Book title||Self-concept, motivation, and identity: Underpinning success with research and practice|
|Publisher||Information Age Publishing|
|Place of publication||United States of America|
|Series||International advances in self research|
|Research Group||Institute for Positive Psychology and Education|
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