Motivation and engagement are often considered in conjunction with concepts such as beliefs, attitudes and emotions (such as self-efficacy and anxiety). There is much research and anecdotal evidence of GCSE re-sit students having negative responses in all or most of these areas. The work that addresses this theme should, therefore, engender positive emotions, provide additional motivation and lead to better engagement with learning maths. This requires a focus on:
The aim will be to develop an approach to improving student motivation and engagement around these key elements.
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