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The MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation

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Welcome to the website for the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation. Dr. Brett Jones developed the MUSIC model to provide instructors with research-based strategies for motivating students (Jones, 2009). The five key components of the music model serve as a way to organize motivational teaching strategies into understandable, actionable items for teachers.
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The purpose of this website is to provide resources for instructors and researchers interested in learning more about the MUSIC model. This site includes: 

  • information about the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation
  • motivational strategies for instructors
  • research about the MUSIC model
  • surveys that can be used to measure students’ and teachers’ motivation
  • videos related to motivation
  • and much more…

If you have comments or suggestions about this website or the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation, please email Dr. Jones at brettjones@vt.edu.

The photo at the top of this page was taken by Brett Jones in Blacksburg, VA, near the Virginia Tech campus.

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