RECENT DEVELOPMENTS BRIDGING STRATEGY USE, MOTIVATION, AND AFFECT IN THE CLASSROOM
 
Boekaerts, M., Leiden University, Netherlands
 
In the last decade, advances have been made in understanding students' strategy use and motivation that have the potential of improving teaching through better modeling and coaching. An accumulating body of knowledge attests that students from different cultures are apt to hold different views of what constitutes optimal learning settings and that this conception has a strong impact on their strategy use and motivation. However, much is still to be learned about the nature of students' self- regulatory processes and the reasons why they do or do not make use of available scripts. In this talk I will argue that most models of self- regulation struggle with the inclusion of affect. Yet, the way students regulate the waxing and waning of their emotions and moods is an important aspect of their self-regulation. I will present recent research and commentary on intervention programs in various types of schools that attempt to promote deep level learning and intrinsic motivation in their students. Particular emphasis will be put on understanding students' pursuit of their own goals