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Student motivation

Looking at the motivation of our students
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A student’s level of motivation can be a deciding factor in the progress they make. The M.U.S.I.C model created by Jones (2009), described by Martin in the video, explores five factors which contribute towards a student’s level of academic motivation: Empowerment, Usefulness, Success, Interest and Care. The model is deigned to be used as a diagnostic tool to identify reasons underlying poor motivation.

You can explore the M.U.S.I.C model in more detail in the next step.


Jones, B.D. (2009) Motivating Students to Engage in Learning: The MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 21(2), 272-285.

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