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Expectations of Academic Institutions, Teaching and mentoring students

Motivating Meaningful Learning

The characteristics identified with meaningful learning (self-regulation, effort, long-term memory, transfer, positive attitudes, etc.) are remarkably (or perhaps not so remarkably) similar to the characteristics associated with mastery orientation. Perhaps our efforts to support meaningful learning in science should focus not only on core disciplinary and crosscutting ideas, scientific practices, scaffolding, representations, and curricular coherence, but also on helping students develop a mastery orientation toward science?