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TITLE OF THE PUBLICATION:

Even donkeys are thirsty for something

SURNAME AND NAME OF AUTHOR(S):

Benoît Galand, Professor of UCL (Leuven University).

PUBLISHER:

CGé (change for equality) Magazine «Traces of change»

PLACE AND DATE OF PUBLICATION:

Brussels (Belgium) – 2011

TYPE OF PUBLICATION:

Magazine article

LANGUAGE/S OF PUBLICATION:

Français

LANGUAGE OF REVIEW:

English

DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

Is motivation the explanation by excellence of the failures and the best way to arouse learning?

This article presents an overview of how psychological researchers design motivation now:
• A phenomenon related to a context which is changing, evolving and can vary in quality and not only in intensity.
• A phenomenon involving multiple dimensions (multiple goals and concerns, more or less coherent or conflicting, close or distant from the learning proposed).
This article also proposes two key ideas for the practice of « make learning» :
• The involvement in an activity is more closely associated with perceptions, feelings and representations relating to this field of activity in particular, rather than a general attitude about school or learning.
• Motivation involves perceptions related to oneself, the task and others as well.

COMMENTS ON THIS PUBLICATION:

As far as the concept of motivation is concerned, there is no single definition of motivation; everyone has his own opinion.

This article invites educational leaders to question the way they use their scope for action and the place they give to the intentionality of learners.
How do the various aspects of my professional practice (work setting, questioning, communication, group dynamics, structure, production, evaluation ...) seek the psychological processes of the learner outlined in the article?

NAME OF COMPILER:

Martine PRIGNON

NAME OF INSTITUTION:

AEDE-EL

ROLE:

Consellor



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The [email protected] projet will be presented at the third edition of the “Future of Education” international conference, held in Florence, Italy, on 13 - 14 June 2013. Over 250 participants from all over the world will attend the conference. The conference participants belong to the sectors of higher education, school education, vocational education and training as well as adult education, therefore representing all of the target groups of the [email protected] project.

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