TO LEARN OR NOT TO LEARN - HERE ARE THE REASONS

ANCA TAMAS

Abstract:

Abstract Purpose-the aim of this paper is to find out the reasons to learn and the reasons not to learn for Romanian students. Design/Methodology/Approach-quantitative methods: open answers; the sample consist of Romanian students from middle school, aged 11 to 15, SPSS was used for statistics. Findings-The main reasons to learn were identified as personal improvement and for future jobs, while the main reasons not learn were identified as school related ones and other preferences but learning. Practical implications-The paper highlights the reasons to learn and the reasons not to learn in the students’ opinion, expressed in their words. This allows the teachers to strengthen the reasons to learn and to limit the effects of the reasons not to learn. Originality/Value-This study offers a valuable insight of motivation to learn or not to learn for the Romanian students. Limitation on the study-The students were from only a town from Romania, therefore further investigations using students from all regions in Romania should follow.

Keywords:
reasons to learn, reasons not to learn, intention to learn, motivation of learning

DOI: 10.52950/TE.2018.6.1.004

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APA citation:
ANCA TAMAS (2018). To learn or not to learn - here are the reasons. International Journal of Teaching and Education, Vol. VI(1), pp. 51-70. , DOI: 10.52950/TE.2018.6.1.004


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