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Motivation and Identity

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OSU free choice learning

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In this episode of the Fall 2012 SED 582 course at OSU your host Dr. John Falk will talk with Dr. Jay Rounds about learning and motivation in informal and free-choice learning environments. Jay Rounds, Ph. D. is a Professor of Museum Studies and Community History at University of Missouri, St. Louis. Dr. Rounds holds joint appointments with the departments of Art and Art History and History, as well as with the Missouri Historical Society. His current research focuses on the changing social role of museums and museums as places for the making of meaning. Dr. Rounds' career has combined academic research with extensive practical experience in social action.

Our guiding questions are:

• In what way does motivation shape learning?

• What is the nature of identity and how does it influence learning?

• How do identity and motivation interact to influence learning?