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Title: Motivation : pupil voice, power and identity
Author: Tomos, Delyth Wyn
ISNI:       0000 0004 2688 3841
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2008
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This study presents empirical research conducted in a Welsh secondary school where motivation was examined through pupil voice using Wenger's (1998) Communities of Practice framework. Consideration was given to social factors that impinge upon a pupil's motivation to participate in learning. Fourteen pupils were interviewed as a collective case study, following which a thematic analysis was conducted. Pupils recognised the influences of family, friendship groups and past learning experiences as strong determinants of learning participation. Power and identity were found to be crucial components of motivation, where a pupil's motivation to learn or failure to participate in learning may both be considered as manifestations of a pupil's empowerment.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral