The DeLeMo-project

On the interplay between skill and will: A longitudinal study of the developmental and situational dynamics in learning and motivation (DELEMO)

dlm_sininenThe commonly observed decline in adolescents’ motivation is often explained in terms of diminished interests or lower competence perceptions. However, we know surprisingly little about how and why students end up with their different interests and competence perceptions, how these different motivational forces interact as such and with skills and achievement in the course of development, and how those developmental trajectories influence more specific task engagement. This project, funded by the Academy of Finland (2014-2018), attempts to fill these gaps.