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Motivation of New Generation Students for Learning Physics and Mathematics

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Palmira Pečiuliauskienė and Valdemaras Aleksa

The aim of the research is to reveal the effects of inquiry on the motivation of new generation students for learning Physics and Mathematics. Self-Determination Theory gives a theoretical background for the research. Quantitative methods dominate in this monograph. The monograph analyses the motivation for learning science in terms of inquiry levels, as well as in terms of real and digital Physics labs. The monograph also reveals the role of significant social issues in promoting intrinsic motivation and communication of lower secondary school students. The monograph considers motivation for learning Mathematics. The research discloses students’ attitude towards the educational and social benefit of learning Mathematics.

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Pečiuliauskienė Palmira is a Professor at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. The research area is Physics didactics, as well as information and communication technology in science education.

Aleksa Valdemaras is an associate professor at Vilnius University. The research area is molecular spectroscopy of functional materials and biological structures, physics didactic.

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