Design for motivation

Design for motivation. Using didactics as a design science in order to enhance motivation
for learning science.
In this research proposal the need for enhanced science education is stressed. Science literacy
deals with the ability to understand the natural world around us, to draw conclusions from it
and to discuss the human interventions in the natural world. In order to enhance students
motivation to learn and use science this research proposal endeavours to develop designed
research based teaching interventions and investigate their impact on motivation. The
informants are Swedish upper secondary students from the natural science program.
In collecting data from questionnaires, interviews the author sets out to get reliable answers to
his research questions about teaching and motivation. If there is a viable connection between
designed teaching interventions and student motivation then other subjects of the science
curriculum can be the domain for a teaching intervention.