Engaging Adolescent Students in Contemporary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Engaging Adolescent Students in Contemporary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Prathiba Nagabhushan (St. Mary MacKillop College, Australia)
Release Date: February, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 216
ISBN13: 9781522551553|ISBN10: 1522551557|EISBN13: 9781522551560|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5155-3

Description

Preparation for university study and integration into the workforce is the academic goal in the final years of secondary education. This preparedness can only be achieved through the motivation and involvement of students in secondary education programs which will lead to successful outcomes.

Engaging Adolescent Students in Contemporary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that examines the importance of motivation and concentration during the final years of secondary education in order to promote successful outcomes and experiences for students in higher education environments. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, such as failure avoidance, mastery orientation, and student engagement, this book is geared toward academicians, practitioners, and researchers seeking relevant research on preparing students for successful college and university careers through motivation and engagement.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Learning Process
  • Academic Motivation
  • Achievement Goal Theory
  • Failure Avoidance
  • Mastery Orientation
  • Self-Efficacy Theory
  • Student Engagement

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Prathiba Nagabhushan is an educational psychologist who completed her PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra. She has over three decades of teaching experience in a variety of educational settings, at different levels of educational system in India, Mexico and Australia, with diverse students and across a wide range of cultural contexts. Prathiba's publications include student motivation and engagement in learning, global trends in education and pre-service teachers’ emotional well-being. Her current research interests include self-efficacy in students, ICT in education and educational practices and research in engineering education. Prathiba is currently teaching Psychology at St Mary MacKillop College, Canberra and English Curriculum and Teaching Methods to M. Teach students at the Australian Catholic University in Canberra. She is also engaged in voluntary service as an Educational Consultant to several secondary schools in India and for Indo-Universal Consortium of Engineering Educators, based in Boston, USA.