Teacher Motivation

Self-Efficacy and Goal Orientation

Authored by: Helenrose Fives , Michelle M. Buehl

Handbook of Motivation at School

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138776166
eBook ISBN: 9781315773384
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Motivation refers to the will, desire, and drive to engage in activity (Weiner, 1979). Teaching, as a profession, requires teachers to engage in work and professional learning. Exerting the will, desire, and drive to engage in all aspects of teaching practice, and initial and ongoing learning to support this practice requires that teachers experience motivation throughout their careers.

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