Article dans une série de papiers de travail :
et Trude Gunnes
, « Should Economists Listen to Educational Psychologists? Some Economics of Student Motivation »
, TSE Working Paper
, n°11-247, 22 mai 2011.
This paper sheds light on the role of student motivation in the success of schooling.
We develop a model in which a teacher engages in the management of student moti-
vation through the choice of the classroom environment. We show that the teacher is
able to motivate high-ability students, at least in the short run, by designing a com-
petitive environment. For students with low ability, risk aversion, or when engaged
in a long-term relationship, the teacher designs a classroom environment that is more
focused on mastery and self-referenced standards. In doing so, the teacher helps to
develop the intrinsic motivation of students and their capacity to overcome failures.
Education; Student achievement; Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
D03 : Behavioral Economics; Underlying Principles
I21 : Analysis of Education