Supporting intrinsic motivation and learning-friendly attributions in German student-teacher-conferences

Ertl S, Daumiller M, Kuecherer B, Furtak EM, Dresel M, Hartinger A (2023)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2023

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DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2023.2199775

Abstract

Promoting students' motivation to learn and supporting learning-friendly attributions is an important task for teachers. While doing so is possible in the classroom every day, there are also special situations with particular formats, such as student-teacher-conferences, which can be well-suited to supporting students' motivation to learn. German student-teacher-conferences (=German: Lernentwicklungsgesprache (LEGs); translated literally: learning development conversations) are a form of performance assessment and performance feedback in which elements of formative assessment can be implemented. This article examines whether LEGs correlate with intrinsic motivation and learning-friendly attributions when they are perceived by students as supportive of learning. For this purpose, 392 children in grade 2 (mainly at the age of 7 and 8) filled out questionnaires in a pre-post design. The results show that, from the children's point of view, LEGs are mostly implemented in ways that learners perceive as supportive of their learning and motivation; that said, there were significant differences both between teachers and between teachers' different LEGs. In addition, we observed a relationship between LEGs, intrinsic motivation and learning-friendly attributions, although it was depended on the children's perspective of how the LEGs were implemented.

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APA:

Ertl, S., Daumiller, M., Kuecherer, B., Furtak, E.M., Dresel, M., & Hartinger, A. (2023). Supporting intrinsic motivation and learning-friendly attributions in German student-teacher-conferences. Education 3-13 - International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2023.2199775

MLA:

Ertl, Sonja, et al. "Supporting intrinsic motivation and learning-friendly attributions in German student-teacher-conferences." Education 3-13 - International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education (2023).

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