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Motivation of New Generation Students for Learning Physics and Mathematics


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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1Theoretical background of new generation students’ motivation for learning

1.1Motivation for learning: the issue of self-determination theory

1.2Inquiry perspective into learning science

1.3Inquiry perspective on school students’ motivation for learning science

1.4Where motivation for learning Math comes from: the issues of inquiry and SDT

2Methodology of motivation for learning Physics and Mathematics

2.1Basic paradigms of motivation for learning

2.2Research methods and instruments of motivation for learning

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