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Cast your vote for 2018-2020 SIG leaders

AERA voting will remain open through March 19, 2018. All members should have received an email invitation to cast your vote. I would like to thank those who are running for 2018-2020 SIG office: a.       Chair candidates: Marcus Johnson, Erika Patall, Akane Zusho b.       Program Chair candidates: Nir Madjar, Katerina Schenke, Jennifer Schmidt c.       Treasurer candidates: Carlton Fong, Suzanne…

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Remembering Marty Covington

Dr. Martin V. Covington, a longstanding SIG member and major contributor to the field of achievement motivation passed away last month. Dr. Covington was Professor Emeritus of the Graduate School in psychology at UC Berkeley. His pioneering work on self-worth theory and intrinsic motivation helped shape our field. Dr. Covington’s most recent book, Life Beyond Grades:…

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SIG Business Meeting and Student Awards

Our annual business meeting, which precedes the social event, will be held from 6:15-7:45 p.m. (Saturday, April 14) at the Marriott Marquis hotel (a 285-foot walk to Bowlmor Times Square). Despite its boring name, our business meeting is actually a place to acknowledge our student members, our SIG activities, our newly-elected SIG leaders, and the activities of our…

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Message from Grad Student Co-Chairs, Carly Champagne and Peter McPartlan

Hello SIG Graduate Students! As you know, each year at AERA a select group of senior scholars host a “conversation” hour (previously a lunch) with select graduate students. We are now seeking your recommendations for researchers you’re interested in talking with at this year’s meeting. We are also interested in topics you’d like to discuss…

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New Committee for Early-Career Motivation Researchers Seeks Input

We are pleased to announce a new Motivation SIG committee that will support the interests and development of early-career researchers (i.e., members who earned a PhD within the last five years). To ensure that the focus of the committee aligns as closely as possible with early-career researchers’ needs and interests, we are inviting all Motivation SIG…

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AERA 2018 MotSIG Program

We are as eager as you to see the final 2018 MotSIG program. Unfortunately, it seems that AERA is a bit behind schedule this year in releasing program details. The most recent communication we have received suggests that the program (including presentation time slots and locations) will be released in mid- to late-February. As soon…

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JXE Call for Special Issue

This special issue of The Journal of Experimental Education seeks to provide education scholars with insight into current theoretical and methodological approaches to conceptualize, facilitate, and empirically examine learning and identity in virtual learning environments (VLEs) such as games, virtual realities, and simulations. In recent years, increasing research has shown virtual learning environments to provide…

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