The Motivation and Engagement Wheel, developed by Dr Andrew Martin, is a practical multi-factor approach to student motivation and engagement.

It comprises 11 factors that are grouped under 4 themes (see figure to the right).

The Wheel comprises:

Positive Thoughts (Positive Motivation): Self-belief, Valuing, Learning Focus
Positive Behaviors (Positive Engagement): Planning, Task Management, Persistence
Negative Thoughts (Negative Motivation): Anxiety, Failure Avoidance, Uncertain Control
Negative Behaviors (Negative Engagement): Self-sabotage, Disengagement

The Wheel is the conceptual basis of:

The Motivation and Engagement Scale, here and The Motivation and Engagement Workbook, here


To download a PDF of the Motivation and Engagement Wheel, click here

The Motivation and Engagement Wheel is more fully discussed in:
Martin, A.J. (2003). How to Motivate Your Child For School and Beyond. Sydney: Bantam
Martin, A.J. (2005). How to Help Your Child Fly Through Life: The 20 Big Issues. Sydney Bantam
Martin, A.J. (2010). Building Classroom Success: Eliminating Academic Fear and Failure. London: Continuum

Information about these books, here

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