Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Special Studies: M.S.
School of Education
Teresa Washut Heck
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Keywords and Subject Headings
motivation, science learning, careers in science, motivation to learn science, science classroom, science education
Research has suggested that young students start to lose motivation to learn as they advance in their education. This study focuses on student motivation to learn science and how, if at all, student motivation can be increased with the use of motivational strategies. The lack of motivation to learn science for students is of concern due to the decreasing number of people entering careers in science. In this study, the use of motivational strategies such as making science content relatable is explored, in hopes of motivating more students to learn science and perhaps pursue a science career. The goal of this study was to recommend a strategy to implement in science classrooms in order to increase motivation to learn science and spark student interest in pursuing careers in science.
Keywords: motivation, science learning, careers in science, motivation to learn science, science classroom, science education
Meyers, Erica, "Student Motivation to Learn and Pursue Careers in Science" (2021). Culminating Projects in Teacher Development. 51.