Motivation to learn

Susan Hallam

in Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199298457
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Motivation to learn

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This article sets out a model that attempts to integrate the various theoretical approaches to understanding motivation, embedded within a broadly systemic approach as proposed by Bronfenbrenner (1979) which suggests that the process of human development depends on mutual accommodation which occurs throughout the life-course between an individual and the various systems that they or others close to them encounter in their environment. The model recognizes the importance of cognitive factors and self-determination in behaviour. A detailed account is provided of what we know about each of the elements outlined in the model as they relate to motivation in music.

Keywords: motivation; music learning; human development; self-determination; cognitive factors

Article.  5971 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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