Motivational Research


As the science laboratory for education of the Ayrton Senna Institute, eduLab21 carries out its own scientific research aligned with the topics developed in partnership with the Institute's Education and Strategy team, such as Motivation.


Motivation to learn is an important factor for student engagement in schools. EduLab21’s studies and scientific production on the subject have the following objectives:


- Identify scientific evidence about learning motivation processes;

- Study the CAMML model developed by psychologist and PhD Kevin McGrew to investigate how empirical evidence supports each element and their integration;

- Review the literature regarding motivational concepts and their relationship with school context variables (dropout, school environment, etc.);

- Comprehensibly understand how intrinsic or extrinsic motivational skills used by students in the school context are related to academic performance;

-  Assess possible effects of sociodemographic variables such as age, gender and socioeconomic status on motivation and school performance.


Evaluation Instruments:


Assessment of motivational recommendations, beliefs, interests and self-regulated learning, among other aspects.


Check Some Researchers’ Videos on the Subject :


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