Educational motivation and students' achievement goal orientations


Fadlelmula F. K.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Türkiye, 4 - 08 Şubat 2010, cilt.2, ss.859-863 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 2
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.116
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.859-863

Özet

This paper aims to enhance teachers' understandings of the nature and importance of students' achievement goal orientations in elementary mathematics education. In particular, the study includes a theoretical background about what achievement goal orientation is, and the nature of students' goal orientations. Next, a literature review is provided about the major models identified in goal theory. Then, a discussion is made about why achievement goal orientations are important in mathematics education, supported with the research findings in the literature. Finally, a conclusion is made to summarize the main arguments discussed in the previous parts, with specific suggestions to mathematics teachers. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.