Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2017 Archive

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Exploring real-time motivation and engagement in mathematics and English

26 April 2017

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation seminar.

The research in this presentation reports on real-time longitudinal intra-individual data collected in mathematics and English lessons, every school day, across four school weeks. A total of 113 boys and girls in Year 7 from two Australian schools participated. Using mobile technology (including smart phones, laptops, tablets) to capture intra-individual real-time data, a four-level model was explored, consisting of:

  • between-lesson (within-day) ratings at the first level (up to two lessons per day)
  • between-day ratings at the second level (five days per week)
  • between-week ratings at the third level (four weeks)
  • between-student ratings at the fourth level.

Multilevel modeling showed substantial between-lesson (within-day) variability in motivation and engagement (M = 34 per cent) and substantial between-student variability (M = 62 per cent). There was not so much variability between days (M = 2 per cent) or between weeks (M = 2 per cent).

Presenter, Professor Andrew Martin and his co-researchers believe the study offers insights for motivation and engagement theorising (particularly around stability and developmental issues) and technological and logistic guidance for collecting real-time data. Furthermore, these findings derived from boys and girls in two schools replicate those from a previous study – also discussed in this presentation – conducted among a small sample of boys. The findings again show that every minute of every day for every student matters. To the extent that this is the case, there are policy implications for daily school timetabling; teacher training to better support motivation and engagement through the school day; and the use of mobile technology to monitor students and enable responsive pedagogy and intervention in real-time.

Event details

  • When: 11.30am–1pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Not necessary

  • Contact: Ling Wu
    T: +61 8627 5770
    E: ling.wu@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the event.

  • Speaker: Andrew Martin is Scientia Professor, Professor of Educational Psychology, and co-chair of the Educational Psychology Research Group in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales. He specialises in motivation, engagement, achievement, and quantitative research methods. He is also Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, Honorary Professor in Sydney School of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney, and president of the International Association of Applied Psychology’s Division 5 Educational and School Psychology. He is associate editor of British Journal of Educational Psychology, associate editor of School Psychology International, consulting editor for Educational Psychology, and serves on numerous international and national editorial boards (Journal of Educational Psychology; Educational Psychologist; Contemporary Educational Psychology; Learning and Individual Differences; Educational and Developmental Psychologist; Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools).

Exploring real-time motivation and engagement in mathematics and English

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

26 April 2017


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