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RIA # 115: Dr. Avi Kaplan on Methodological Diversity

Dr. Avi Kaplan

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Avi Kaplan, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. Before that, he was a faculty member in the Department of Education at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Avi’s research interests focus on motivation and identity development, with particular interest in the role of the environment in these processes. His recent research involves the application of the Complex Dynamic Systems approach to identity and motivation, and the use of collaborative design-based interventions for promoting educators’ and students’ motivation and identity exploration around the curriculum. His recent publications include chapters in the 2012 APA Educational Psychology Handbook on the application of motivation theory to educational practice, and in the 2016 Handbook of Motivation at School on learning environments and motivation, and special issues in the Educational Psychologist and in Contemporary Educational Psychology on identity formation and motivation. Avi is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Eastern Psychological Association. He is also the current Editor of the Journal of Experimental Education. Avi received his Ph.D. from the Combined Program in Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Learning Motivation [00:00-18:01]

In this first segment, Avi shares about his research on learning motivation.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Methodological Diversity [18:02-35:15]

In segment two, Avi discusses the importance of using a diverse range of methods.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-03:31]: Measuring Motivation

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