Et kritisk blik på motivation

Kjartan Theodore Maxime Gangneron Schiønning & Annemette Ena Salting

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


The following project seeks an understanding of motivation and individualisation in the Danish state school. The project further seeks to query the individualised understanding of motivation. To accomplish this goal the methods and theories of critical psychology will be used. Critical psychology contributes with and understanding of motivation that accounts for a broader perspective than just the individual. With a historical approach, critical psychology puts the contemporary problems into perspective and sees them as a historical problem, which opens up the debate. By seeing the problems as historical, we can easier question status quo and are more open to alternative solutions. Furthermore the analysis notions and theory behind critical psychology provides with an understanding of the human psyche, and hereby motivation, as being interlinked with the surrounding environment, society and communities of practice. Motivation is viewed as a dialectic relation between the subjective and intersubjective understandings on one side and objective structures on the other. To analyse the Danish state school, this project will be using the theories and terms on an empirical case with a Danish boy in ninth grade in a Danish state school. The cases consist of conversation with the boy and his study counsellor, the interviewer and conversations between the counsellor and the class teacher.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2016
Antal sider50
VejledereCharlotte Chalmer Rasmussen


  • Motivation
  • Kritisk psykologi
  • Individualisering
  • Folkeskole