Motivating Students to Learn - Revised
Help your students look forward to learning by studying and applying the motivation theories in this education course.
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This course will first introduce you to the theory of Behaviorism, operant conditioning, and how to apply them to motivation. You will learn about the different types of goals that affect student motivation as well as how to encourage mastery goals. You will study the effect of student interest on learning and motivation, and learn how to generate student interest in a topic. The course will also cover the different attributions of success and failure and how to encourage attributions that positively affect student motivation.
You will then learn about the theory of self efficacy, learned-helplessness, and the sources of self-efficacy in a student. The course will discuss the theory of self-determination, the three basic human needs that lead to self-determination, and extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. You will also learn teaching strategies that support students’ needs. Finally, you will study the expectancy of success, the value of success, and how to combine the two to create motivation as well as study the TARGET model.
Helping your students set achievable goals and motivating them to work towards them can be easily done when you acquire proper teaching techniques and understand important learning theories. The theories of motivation in education included in this course can help you develop effective teaching skills and provide appropriate learning conditions to your students. So, check out the course today and start applying these lessons in your educational setting by the end of the week!
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the theory of Behaviorism and how it relates to motivation.
- Discuss operant conditioning in terms of motivation.
- Describe the difference between the type of goals that affect a student’s motivation.
- Explain how to generate interest in a topic to help students get motivated.
- Discuss the different attributions about success and failure, and how they affect a student's motivation.
- Describe the theory of self-efficacy.
- Identify sources of self-efficacy beliefs in a student, and how to influence them positively.
- Define and describe self-determination.
- Define and describe the TARGET model.
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