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