Social Constructivist approach for learning motivation

Motivation is the internal force that generates behaviors and actions in order to fulfill needs, desires, and achieve goals. Motivation is therefore a central part of educational psychology, although lacking motivation is still nowadays one of the largest cause of education failure.

The principles of social constructivism consist of the construction of higher psychological functions, in addition to the construction of knowledge. Because of the influence of motivation in collaborative environments, motivation should be included as input of the collaborative learning process, rather than a measure of learning outcomes.

For the needs of motivation improvement and more diversity in collaborative learning environment, this research introduced a Social Constructivist approach of Learning Motivation.

Social Constructivism