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Pupil Motivation Inquiry

The Scottish Parliament's Education Committee launched an inquiry into pupil motivation in November 2004. The Inquiry is currently in the latter stages of the inquiry which aims to identify how all children and young people can be motivated by their school experience to enable them to achieve their full potential.

Aim of the inquiry


To identify how all children and young people can be motivated by their school experience to enable them to achieve their full potential.

The terms of reference for the inquiry are:

  • how pupils' experience outside school impacts on their level of motivation within school
  • examples of how to identify early signs that particular pupils may be disaffected by their school experience
  • examples of effective teaching approaches, learning styles and personalised learning that have a motivating influence for disaffected pupils
  • examples of approaches which ensure that vocational training and alternative curriculum experiences are recognised and valued appropriately
  • examples of best practice from Scotland and other countries; and the effectiveness of existing networks and structures for communicating examples of best practice

Evidence

Written evidence

The written evidence received as part of the inquiry can be viewed on the Scottish Parliament website. Click here.

Oral evidence

The Committee oral evidence to inform the inquiry on 18 May 2005, 1 June 2005 and 8 June and discussed the scope of its final report on 22 June. For further information on what was discussed see the ‘related items’ section below.


Timeline of inquiry


Nov 2004 - the Committee issued a call for written evidence
Feb 2005 – deadline for written evidence
May to June 2005 – the Committee hears oral evidence

Further information

Education Committee Inquiry website

Contact the Committee clerk on  0131 348 5204 or email education.committee@scottish.parliament.uk