Providing leadership on motivation, learning, and child development studies.
The Motivation Center aims to identify predictors, mediators, and outcomes of student motivation and engagement that are amenable to interventions.
Training opportunities are available for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students.
The Motivation Center establishes partnerships with communities to develop effective means of incorporating research into education.
Providing leadership on motivation, learning, and child development.
Dr. Tanner Wallace
Vision for the MC: She states, “I hope the center will engage in the critical work of integration across disparate theoretical frameworks to understand the active ingredients, or mechanisms of change, triggered by effective motivational interventions.”
Vision for the MC: He states that his goal for the center is “to produce high quality research to advance the field of motivation.” Any good practice or intervention should build upon strong research evidence just as only good practice shapes high-quality research, but “to bridge the gap between research and practice is never easy work,”