Motivation to learn: From theory to practice (2nd edition)


Deborah Stipek

Year of Publication: 
Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon
292 pages
Translated into Italian

This book integrates theory, research, and practical issues related to achievement motivation, and provides an overview of current theories in the field, including reinforcement theory, intrinsic motivation, and cognitive theories. The text gives concrete examples and practical guidance for diagnosing and improving students' motivation, focuses on motivation in academic situations, and gives examples from athletic and other achievement contexts. Charts, checklists, and diagnostic tools are provided to help practicing teachers diagnose motivational problems and assess the motivational effects of their own behaviors and teaching strategies.

APA Citation

Stipek, D. (1993). Motivation to learn: From theory to practice (2nd edition). (pp. 292 pages). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.