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Key Factors Influencing Pupil Motivation in Design and Technology

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E. Stephanie Atkinson

University of Sunderland, GB
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A Technology Coordinator at the University of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.

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This article seeks to examine the relationship that exists between pupil motivation and the following internal and external factors: pupil performance in design and technology (D&T) project work, pupil skills associated with D&T project work, pupil personal goal orientation, pupil cognitive style, pupil creativity, teaching strategy, and teacher motivation. The data under discussion were collected as part of a four-year research project. The article examines the research investigated during the final year of the study when a sample of 50, 15 and 16-year-old pupils was selected from eight schools in the northeast region of England.
How to Cite: Atkinson, E. S. (2011). Key Factors Influencing Pupil Motivation in Design and Technology. Journal of Technology Education, 10(2), 4–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v10i2.a.1
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Published on 22 Mar 2011.
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