Motivating children to learn : the role of technology education

Campbell, Coral and Jane, Beverley 2012, Motivating children to learn : the role of technology education, International journal of technology and design education, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1007/s10798-010-9134-4.

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Title Motivating children to learn : the role of technology education
Author(s) Campbell, CoralORCID iD for Campbell, Coral
Jane, Beverley
Journal name International journal of technology and design education
Volume number 22
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publication date 2012-02
ISSN 0957-7572
Keyword(s) Motivation
Affective factors
Summary Design and technology education provides children with opportunities to create solutions to specific needs in innovative ways. This paper reports on research that focused on the language that the children used when they were involved in a design and technology activity. In accessing the results of the language study, the findings suggest that the children’s motivation was high and played a significant role in children’s task engagement and persistence. Analysis revealed that there were several key ideas that the children focused on, namely: the fun experienced by participating in the activity, the difficulty of doing the task, the satisfaction of completing the task, the importance of social interaction and the frustrations surrounding aspects of the task. These affective factors that are related directly to motivation will be demonstrated through the children’s language responses to their participation in design and technology education.
Notes Published online 4th August 2010
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10798-010-9134-4
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Springer Science+Business Media
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