Not motivated - How regulation of learning builds up students’ will to learn

MotoR

Academy of Finland funded MotoR project views motivation as a learning skill that can be regulated and developed. It investigates how regulation of learning influences students’ motivation in short and long term during secondary school. The results provide opportunities to equip students with better learning skills that help them to take the charge of their own motivation and learning.

Project information

Project duration

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Funded by

Academy of Finland - Academy Project

Project coordinator

University of Oulu

Contact information

Project leader

  • Associate Professor (Tenure track)
    Hanna Järvenoja

Other persons

  • Doctoral Researcher
    Tiina Törmänen

Project description

The problem that inspires this research is that fewer students feel motivated in personal learning development though will to learn is critical for people’s lives in today’s world. The project tackles this challenge by targeting on the interconnections between motivation and learning skills. The main objective is to unpack how regulation of learning influences secondary school students’ motivation in short and long term. This provides a new approach that views motivation as a learning skill that can be regulated and developed. The research is conducted in Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit in the Oulu University. Students’ learning is followed via multiple data channels (video, situated self-reports, stimulated recall interviews, physiological data and questionnaires). The results provide opportunities to equip students with better learning skills that help to take the charge of their own motivation and to feel capable of making responsible decisions about their future.