Motivation from Within: Approaches for Encouraging Faculty and Students to Excel: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 78 (J-B TL Single Issue Teaching and Learning)

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Motivation is not something one "does to" someone else--goodmotivational practice requires that we engage others in a commonquest. Emphasizing the concept of intrinsic motivation, this volumeprovides useful guidelines for teachers, learners, andadministrators who wish to maximize their own performance and helpothers do the same. The authors examine how students' culturalbackgrounds and beliefs about knowledge affect their motivation tolearn, and apply the latest motivational theory to to theinstructional process and the university community. They alsoexplore what motivates faculty to strive for teaching excellenceand institutional improvement, discussing what institutions can doto support faculty in these efforts.

This is the 78th issue of the quarterly journal NewDirectiond for Teaching and Learning.

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Motivation is not something one "does to" someone else—good motivational practice requires that we engage others in a common quest. Emphasizing the concept of intrinsic motivation, this volume of New Directions for Teaching and Learning provides useful guidelines for teachers, learners, and administrators who wish to maximize their own performance and help others do the same. The authors examine how students' cultural backgrounds and beliefs about knowledge affect their motivation to learn, and apply the latest motivational theory to to the instructional process and the university community. They also explore what motivates faculty to strive for teaching excellence and institutional improvement, discussing what institutions can do to support faculty in these efforts.

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MICHAEL THEALL is associate professor of educational administration and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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