Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/297624
Title:
Motivation: Using Student's Interests to Guide Instruction
Author:
Holder, Joseph Patrick
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Motivation is a key ingredient to students' success in school and as a preservice teacher I have focused and reflected on this broad topic. Through my coursework I have learned to take an ethnographic approach to learning about my students’ daily life outside of school and this has led me to conduct case study home visits. I observed and analyzed home life interactions and environments in the hopes of making school content more meaningful. Throughout one student teaching semester I worked with my mentor teacher and our class to implement a long-term project that bridged students’ home life with school. My mentor teacher and I collaborated on bodies of knowledge or themes that were of interest to the majority of the class. We chose a pop-culture topic, Angry Birds, which looked to be of interest to most of our students. I implemented the long-term project and through two transcribed interviews and an analysis of theories relevant to motivation concluded that teachers can help students’ motivation by implementing curriculum that follows their interests.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Early Childhood Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reyes, Iliana

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dc.titleMotivation: Using Student's Interests to Guide Instructionen_US
dc.creatorHolder, Joseph Patricken_US
dc.contributor.authorHolder, Joseph Patricken_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMotivation is a key ingredient to students' success in school and as a preservice teacher I have focused and reflected on this broad topic. Through my coursework I have learned to take an ethnographic approach to learning about my students’ daily life outside of school and this has led me to conduct case study home visits. I observed and analyzed home life interactions and environments in the hopes of making school content more meaningful. Throughout one student teaching semester I worked with my mentor teacher and our class to implement a long-term project that bridged students’ home life with school. My mentor teacher and I collaborated on bodies of knowledge or themes that were of interest to the majority of the class. We chose a pop-culture topic, Angry Birds, which looked to be of interest to most of our students. I implemented the long-term project and through two transcribed interviews and an analysis of theories relevant to motivation concluded that teachers can help students’ motivation by implementing curriculum that follows their interests.en_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEarly Childhood Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReyes, Iliana-
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