There has been some useful recent research on the importance of students having a “purpose for learning,” and I’ve also previously posted about the topic. I thought it would be useful to bring them all together.
Here’s how the Mindset Scholars Network talks about it:
Students value their schoolwork when they believe it is relevant to their lives and/or will help them connect to a purpose that is bigger than themselves—whether it is a contribution to their family, their community, society at large, or something else.
Here’s what I have so far:
Purpose & Relevance is from The Mindset Scholars Network.
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I’m adding this post to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources