Graduate Course Descriptions

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6240. Academic Motivation: Theory, Research and Practice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: EPSY 5510.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines theory, research and practice related to motivation, particularly the motivation to learn in academic settings. Introduces students to the field of the psychological study of motivation to learn in school settings; to explore the conceptual and practical value of framing of school and learning from a motivational and developmental perspective; to assist students in exploring how motivational theory and research may relate to their own areas of interest and help them in integrating motivational constructs into their research; and for participants to learn from each other and together read interesting new work on motivation to learn (a caring community is the crucible within which learning of enduring value unfolds). Designed for graduate students who are studying issues related to motivation to learn in school settings during the first two decades of life.

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