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Pages: 1487-1494
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain

CASE STUDY ON THE MOTIVATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LEARN SCIENCE

The main aim of this work is to obtain information on the motivation of secondary school students towards science learning. For this reason, we have made a case study in a secondary school in the Sierra de Segura (Jaén, Spain)).The area features (a small town mainly agricultural and, to a lesser extent, touristic) clearly determine the interest that students have towards learning of science, mainly because their job prospects are not directed towards scientific development.

The development of the teaching practice of teachers depends largely on the behavior that their students have in the classroom. This fact, common to any area of knowledge, is even more visible in the area of Natural Sciences, since the motivation of students towards science and its study is widely influenced by external factors. Given that we understand motivation as "those stimulus that drive a person to perform certain actions and persist in them until their completion", if we can motivate our students towards learning science, we will be able to achieve the wanted changes in their attitude towards learning of science.

Moreover, from a constructivist view, learning can not be just a repetition of contents nor remain exclusively in a cognitive level, but must be based on other aspects such as: students' previous ideas, their beliefs, their perceptions, their goals, etc.; understanding that all this factors are related to the affective domain and student motivation toward learning.

Therefore, we believe that the data obtained in this study are necessary and important in order to develop effective classroom interventions in the process of Educational Innovations.
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author = {Oca{\~n}a Moral, M.T. and Quijano L{\'{o}}pez, R. and Toribio Aranda, M.M.},
title = {CASE STUDY ON THE MOTIVATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LEARN SCIENCE},
series = {7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-2661-8},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {4-5 March, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {1487-1494}}
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AU - M.T. Ocaña Moral AU - R. Quijano López AU - M.M. Toribio Aranda
TI - CASE STUDY ON THE MOTIVATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LEARN SCIENCE
SN - 978-84-616-2661-8/2340-1079
PY - 2013
Y1 - 4-5 March, 2013
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2013 Proceedings
SP - 1487
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M.T. Ocaña Moral, R. Quijano López, M.M. Toribio Aranda (2013) CASE STUDY ON THE MOTIVATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LEARN SCIENCE, INTED2013 Proceedings, pp. 1487-1494.
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