Motivation, Engagement and Individual Choice Pathways Network


Our network offers a coherent identity and collegial support structure for academics and research students who have affiliated interests in motivation, engagement and individual choice pathways informed by psychological lenses. A shared aim is research capacity-building among the group, including in advanced research methods.
Academics associated with the network conduct descriptive, longitudinal, intervention and mixed-methods research, to understand:

  • how to engage all learners in educational settings
  • influences on educational outcomes, life trajectories and occupational opportunities
  • what sustains individuals across their working lives.


Professor Helen Watt, Associate Professor Judy Anderson, Associate Professor Paul Ginns, Dr Minkang Kim, Dr Kathryn Bartimote-Aufflick

Research Location

School of Education and Social Work

Program Type



Using methodological and disciplinary lenses.
We use psychological and learning sciences to study affective, cognitive and behavioural pathways of development across diverse settings and lifespan stages.

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youth educational and occupational pathways, student achievement and wellbeing, gendered motivations and outcomes, STEM participation and engagement, teacher motivation, attitudes, beliefs, identity and wellbeing, teacher self-efficacy and professional learning, leadership development and wellbeing

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2648

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