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A phemenological investigation of student motivation to learn: Working paper series--97-05

McKnight, Melvin (1997) A phemenological investigation of student motivation to learn: Working paper series--97-05. Working Paper. NAU W.A. Franke College of Business.


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This paper summarizes results of a 3-month (one academic quarter) group phenomenological investigation into student motivation to learn. The investigation was supported by a small grant from the Educational Development Program at Montana State University, and took place in a class of three faculty and twelve students created for this purpose. Research methodology involved a process of guided phenomenological inquiry led by myself, with the goal of trying to describe a truly "universal" motivating educational experience at the level of pure form--where it is devoid of the content of any particular course. The project resulted in a better understanding of student motivation in the classroom, as well as a diagnostic instrument that can be used to assess the motivational climate of any class.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright, where appropriate, is held by the author.
ID number or DOI: 97-05
Keywords: Working paper, business education, student motivation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: The W.A. Franke College of Business
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2016 20:14
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1654

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