A Comparative Study of Learning Motivation among Engineering Students in South East Asia and Beyond
Authors: Law, Kris M Y; Sandnes, Frode Eika; Jian, Hua-Li; Huang, Yo-Ping
Source: International Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 25, Number 1, January 2009 , pp. 144-151(8)
Abstract:This investigation covers learning motivation among engineering students and the relationships between learning approaches and those motivating factors. A questionnaire-based research frame-work that addresses these motivating factors and their linkages with team learning and action-learning approaches was employed. The findings from the study provide insights into the development of teaching inventories for engineering students. To enable students to learn effectively, a supportive setting with pulling forces should be provided (i.e. rewards, achievement, clear goals) and a cooperative group-based learning environment should exist (i.e. group pressure). Based on this study, suggestions are offered regarding what can be developed to promote students' motivation.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2009-01-01
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