This article discusses motivational processes as they apply to educational contexts. Motivation is defined and compared to other constructs. A brief historical account of motivation· theory and research is provided, to include important trends and areas in motivation research. The article concludes by suggesting four areas that future research might address: constructivism and learning, long-term motivation, teacher retention, motivation in the community.
Schunk, Dale H.
"Motivation in Education: Current Emphases and Future Trends,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 9:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol9/iss2/3