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Author Macklem, Gayle L., 1941- author

Title Boredom in the classroom : addressing student motivation, self-regulation, and engagement in learning / Gayle L. Macklem
Published Cham : Springer, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in psychology, SpringerBriefs in child development
SpringerBriefs in psychology. SpringerBriefs in child development
Summary This brief synthesizes current findings on the many aspects of chronic student boredom, its relationship with negative academic, emotional, and health outcomes, and what professionals can do to best address it. Citing the complexity of this common student emotion, the author spotlights boredom susceptibility during the critical K-12 years. The brief analyzes cognitive and emotional attributes of boredom and identifies emotional skills that can be strengthened to counteract it. In addition, the volume features strategies for educators and school counselors to reduce boredom, both internally and in class. This stimulating volume: Argues that boredom shouldn't be ignored or dismissed as a passing phase. Examines various types of boredom as well as gender and cultural differences. Explores boredom in the contexts of anxiety and depression and in non-school situations. Provides theory on causes of boredom in students. Details how student self-regulation, motivation, and engagement can be improved. Describes specific roles teachers and mental health professionals can play in controlling boredom. Boredom in the Classroom is an essential resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, clinicians, and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, educational psychology, social work, and related disciplines
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Boredom.
Educational psychology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319131206 (electronic bk)
9783319131207 (electronic bk)