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Blogging for Conative Development

Conation is defined as the “connection of knowledge and affect to behaviour. It involves the personal, intentional, plan-ful, deliberate, goal-oriented, striving component of motivation. It is proactive, and is associated with the concept of volition, or the use of will. It is a critical element in successful self-direction and self-regulation.

Going Back to School – A question of perspective

I have been reading an article by Song and Hill (2007) titled “A Conceptual Model for Understanding Self-Directed Learning in Online Environments” from the Journal of Interactive Learning Online at www.ncolr.org/jiol The authors ask the following questions about the role of learners’ motivation for SDL contexts:  how does a learner become motivated in a SDL context…

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