Get Into Vocational Education (GIVE) : motivating underperforming students

Kidman, Gillian, Cooper, Thomas J., & Nutchey, David J. (2012) Get Into Vocational Education (GIVE) : motivating underperforming students. In (Ed.) Proceedings of 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), Mathematics Education Research Group Of Australasia Incorporated, Singapore.


This study explores the effects of a vocational education-based program on academic motivation and engagement of primary school aged children. The Get Into Vocational Education (GIVE) program integrated ‘construction’ and the mathematics, English and science lessons of a Year 4 primary classroom. This paper focuses on investigating the components of the GIVE program that led to student changes in mathematical academic motivation and engagement resulting in outstanding gains in NAPLAN Numeracy results. The components proposed to have contributed to effectiveness of the GIVE program are: teacher and trainer expectations, task mastery and classroom relationships. These findings may be useful to researchers and educators who are interested in enhancing students’ mathematical academic motivation.

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ID Code: 56073
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: vocational education, mathematics education, primary school, motivation, engagement
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 03 Jan 2013 05:50
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2013 02:31

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