Academic achievement

  title={Academic achievement},
  author={Effie Maclellan},
  journal={Active Learning in Higher Education},
  pages={194 - 206}
  • Effie Maclellan
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Education
  • Active Learning in Higher Education
The motivation of students is an important issue in higher education, particularly in the context of the increasing diversity of student populations. A social-cognitive perspective assumes motivation to be dynamic, context-sensitive and changeable, thereby rendering it to be a much more differentiated construct than previously understood. This complexity may be perplexing to tutors who are keen to develop applications to improve academic achievement. One application that is within the control… 

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