1 عضو هیات علمی دانشگاه پیام نور
2 عضو هیات علمی دانشگاه لرستان
3 عضو هیات علمی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی – واحد رودهن
عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of conducting this research was investigation of methods to initiate interest and motivation in students for reading and research as well as design of suitable models for its curriculum and identification of its effectiveness. To do this, the available theoretical and research literature in the field was carefully examined. Furthermore, the various viewpoints for reaching a suitable model were categorized and analyzed. After that, the most applicable elements of the theories were brought forward and combined into one model. The recommended model in this research relied on four fundamental elements which were conducted in a research-centered format. These four elements included:
Students’ characteristics which cause their interest and motivation for studying and research.
Teachers’ characteristics which increase the students’ interest and motivation for reading and research
Classroom atmosphere variables which can cause an initiating environment for reading and research
Educational variables which increase the reading and research activity interest
In order to identify the mentioned model effectiveness, the model was conducted in the form of a pilot pre test – pos test with a 275 student sample in 12 experimental science classes of grade 8 in Tehran’s 11th region. The students’ interest and motivation for reading and research was analyzed with the help of a researcher-made questionnaire. To analyze the data, ANCOVA co-variation statistical-analysis method was used. The results showed that using the designed model in a research-centered format in the subject of Science has resulted in the students reaching higher personal productivity in the subject and have more satisfaction in the subject. In general, the research results show that the recommended model has major role in initiating interest and motivation among students for reading and research activities.