Improving Pupils Motivation Together provides a refreshing and much-needed focus on how motivation can be enhanced by teachers and teaching assistants working both individually and collaboratively. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, the book explores various theories of motivation from a range of perspectives, applying academic theory to real life classroom situations. Using a combination of case studies and empirical research, this book demonstrates how teachers and TAs can successfully enhance the motivation of their students through collaborative practice. Improving Pupils Motivation Together starts by introducing theories of learning and motivation and goes on to offer insight in areas including:
Collaboration and ways to collaborate;
Motivation and giftedness;
Assessment for Learning;
Learning goals and learning objectives;
Common pupil responses;
Research in Action.
Improving Pupils Motivation Together is an ideal resource for both teachers and teaching assistants working with pupils who are difficult to motivate and who find learning challenging. Further, this book will be highly useful for teachers managing their support staff, and for trainee teachers looking to develop their skills in motivating and engaging pupils.
Susan Bentham is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Chichester, UK. Roger Hutchins is an Inclusion Manager at a junior school in Portsmouth.
Introduction; Chapter 1: What is Education?; Chapter 2: Motivation: the Theories; Chapter 3: Managing to Collaborate; Chapter 4: Motivational Issues for Students; Chapter 5: Motivating Students through Assessment; Chapter 6: Moving Forward Together; Glossary; Bibliography; Index ?