Motivation and Effective Learning among Chinese Learners

Shane N. Phillipson

in Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083428
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209848 | DOI:
Motivation and Effective Learning among Chinese Learners

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This chapter focuses on the relationship between motivation and effective learning. Motivation can be understood in many ways and the teacher can use models of motivation to understand and change student behaviour in order to maximize student achievement.

Keywords: motivation; intrinsic motivation; extrinsic motivation; effective learning; achievement goal theory; gender; competition; sense of competency

Chapter.  10718 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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