Penn State University Press
The Journal of General Education
This qualitative case study explores how undergraduate students and their instructor made meaning of students’ motivation to learn in a one-credit, pass/fail first-year seminar. The findings point to the importance of addressing structural motivational barriers and ensuring that instructors possess the instructional, motivational, and developmental strategies necessary to foster motivation.
Jessup-Anger, Jody E., "What’s the Point?: An Exploration of Students’ Motivation to Learn in a First-Year Seminar" (2011). College of Education Faculty Research and Publications. 516.
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