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Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice: The Students at the Center Series

Eric Toshalis, Michael J. Nakkula

What motivates students to engage in learning and achieve academic success? The authors synthesize research on achievement motivation, school engagement, and student voice, concluding that the more educators use student-centered approaches to reinforce student agency, the more motivation and engagement are likely to rise.

Watch a brief video of an interview with one of the paper's authors, Eric Toshalis.