Promoting student’ self-motivation through exploration of self and profession: a pilot study with first-year students
Bennett, D., Roberts, L. and Creagh, C. (2014) Promoting student’ self-motivation through exploration of self and profession: a pilot study with first-year students. In: The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education ACSME, Sydney, Australia.
Facilitating student engagement and motivation is particularly difficult within compulsory foundation units. This pilot study was undertaken in a first year calculus-level physics unit with a significant failure rate thought to relate to a lack of engagement. The study explored a possible solution: namely, encouraging students to take ownership of their learning by challenging them to explore its relevance to self and career.
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