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Cultural and multicultural perspectives on learning and motivation

Volet, S. (1999) Cultural and multicultural perspectives on learning and motivation. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 19 (2). pp. 9-14.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0218879990190202
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Abstract

In this article, it is argued that multicultural research teams offer unique opportunities for integrating indigenous cultural insight and broader cross‐cultural perspectives on learning and motivation. Combining cultural and cross‐cultural perspectives makes it possible to understand learning and motivation within the cultural‐educational context in which they are located, and at the same time explore possible cultural variations across contexts. The importance, in mainstream cross‐cultural studies, of incorporating extensive and in‐depth interpretation of results within the larger cultural‐educational context, is highlighted. This article provides the introduction to a Special Issue on learning and motivation in higher education: Cross‐cultural issues and multicultural perspectives.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8147
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