Donze, Jocelyn and Gunnes, Trude (2011): Should Economists Listen to Educational Psychologists? : Some Economics of Student Motivation.
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This paper sheds light on the role of student motivation in the success of schooling. We develop a model in which a teacher engages in the management of student motivation through the choice of the classroom environment. We show that the teacher is able to motivate high-ability students, at least in the short run, by designing a competitive environment. For students with low ability, risk aversion, or when engaged in a long-term relationship, the teacher designs a classroom environment that is more focused on mastery and self-referenced standards. In doing so, the teacher helps to develop the intrinsic motivation of students and their capacity to overcome failures.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Should Economists Listen to Educational Psychologists? : Some Economics of Student Motivation|
|Keywords:||Education; Student Achievement; Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation; Effort; Goal Theory.|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D03 - Behavioral Economics; Underlying Principles
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
|Depositing User:||Jocelyn Donze|
|Date Deposited:||22. May 2011 23:13|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 00:31|
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