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L'observation du territoire au service des apprentissages

Abstract : The concept of motivation is difficult to define, as is the concept of Territory. On the one hand, the motivation is variable in time and strongly subject to external factors (rewards, constraints...). On the other hand, the territory is an area controlled by a society who appropriates it, and it can be used as a learning medium. For example, the rural and mountain schools regularly use the territory as a context, and it is proven that educational outcomes are better for these pupils. Does the use of the territory have the same effect in urban schools ? To answer this question, an experiment was conducted in a class of CM1/CM2. Its aim is to check if the use of the territory increase pupils motivation or not, and if they learn better. The lessons were filmed to observe (or not) expressions of motivation. The pupils also filled a pre-test and a post-test which were identical, to measure progress of their knowledge. We came to the following conclusion : the observed pupils weren’t more motivated. However, their educational outcomes improved a lot. It remains to be seen whether the use of the territory is the one at the origin of this progress.
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Alison Marquis. L'observation du territoire au service des apprentissages. Education. 2015. ⟨dumas-01239082⟩



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