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Big Theories Revisited : Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning - Patricia Alexander

Big Theories Revisited

Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning

Hardcover Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9781593110536
Number Of Pages: 376

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This text seeks to revisit major theories of motivation and learning in order to evaluate the relevance of each theory to our complex educational environments. The chapters are written by the renowned authors of theories, or authors who have critiqued theories.

List of contributors
Big theories revisited : the challengep. 1
Attribution theory revisited : transforming cultural plurality into theoretical unityp. 13
Self-determination theory : a dialectical framework for understanding sociocultural influences on student motivationp. 31
Motivation as personal investmentp. 61
Self-worth theory : goes to college or do our motivation theories motivate?p. 91
Self-efficacy in education revisited : empirical and applied evidencep. 115
Sociocultural influence and students' development of academic self-regulation : a social-cognitive perspectivep. 139
Expectancy value theory in cross-cultural perspectivep. 165
Motivational messages from home and school : how do they influence young children's engagement in learning?p. 199
The influence of sociocultural theory on our theories of engagement and motivationp. 223
Coregulation of opportunity, activity, and identity in student motivation : elaborations on Vygotskian themesp. 249
Metacognitive theory : considering the social-cognitive influencesp. 275
What we have learned about student engagement in the past twenty yearsp. 299
How schools shape teacher efficacy and commitment : another piece in the achievement puzzlep. 329
Subject indexp. 361
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ISBN: 9781593110536
ISBN-10: 1593110537
Series: Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.72