An analysis of interest development

Personal challenges related to multiplicity of interests and contexts can become more salient during educational transitions, specifically when students move from secondary to higher education.

References Ainley, M. By the s, developers had mostly run out of good land for such low-density developments and began to focus on building higher-density developments, often on marginal land that had been previously overlooked because it had been considered to be too rugged or too distant from urban downtowns.

In line with scientific attention for processes at the individual level, we see educational ambitions toward more personalized, interest-based, and connected learning and calls for more person-centered research Ito et al. The four-phase model of interest development.

Data collection included seven waves of experience sampling of daily life interest experiences with the help of a newly developed smartphone application inTin and four biographical interviews per student.

Norwood, NJ: Ablex Pub. To be able to look at dynamics, we first consider 1 what multiple interests students have P-Osand 2 how these multiple interests appear in and across multiple contexts P-O-Cs.

An analysis of interest development

Winegar Ed. Parent-daughter dyads were observed and videotaped in four everyday contexts in which science-related discourse was likely to be elicited: 1 engaging with an in-home, science-related activity, 2 reading a science-related book together, 3 visiting the early childhood learning space at a science center, and 4 participating in one activity the family identified as science related, such as a walk to a botanical garden.

Phases of interest

First, there was a transition away from the single-family detached home , which had been the dominant residential development paradigm for much of the state's history. Interest and its development. Educational Psychologist, 41 2 , — Moreover, interest is a significant factor in making sustainable choices in education and career Eccles and Wigfield ; Harackiewicz et al. Considering how interest can emerge and develop from particular situations, it is important to acknowledge that basically anything in daily life can become a momentary or enduring object of interest, ranging from any topic, idea, material artifact, event, or activity that a person encounters. In this article, we propose to account for idiosyncrasy and multiplicity of interests and social contexts by what we refer to as a person-objects-contexts i. Personal challenges related to multiplicity of interests and contexts can become more salient during educational transitions, specifically when students move from secondary to higher education. Ryan Ed. There is increasing empirical evidence that interest is a powerful catalyst for learning and academic development. In the past, much of the research on interest has focused on older children e. However, only half of the families reported evidence of sustained interests that extended beyond the specific materials or activities presented during the sessions. At an individual level, interest development is complex and idiosyncratic Krapp a. Background information on the four students can be found in the Appendix.

In our opinion and informed by cultural psychology i. Lerner Eds.

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For every report, students were asked to describe what they thought, discussed, or did and what they found to be of lower or higher interest in this instance.

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Science Interest Development in Early Childhood