AERA 2017 Symposium on Motivation Theory
University of Maryland-College Park
Alison C. Koenka
Ohio State University
Researchers have learned much about motivation and its relations to important achievement and broader life outcomes. Over the last 50 years there have been several major theoretical models of motivation guiding much of this research; these models continue to be the dominant ones in the field.
The purpose of this symposium is to bring together researchers who either developed these models or contributed much to them to:
1) Present their views of the current status of the model and its future directions
2) Interact among themselves and with the audience about major issues future research on motivation and the theoretical models guiding that research both need to resolve.
Expectancy Value Theory
Dale H. Schunk
Motivation and Social Cognitive Theory
Edward Deci (right)
Richard M. Ryan (left)
Achievement Goal Theory:
Where it Came From and Where it is Going