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Motivating Students to Learn - Revised

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Motivating Students to Learn - Revised
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  • Being an effective teacher requires a variety of skills but one of the most important is to know how to motivate your students to learn.

    The course Motivating Students to Learn will teach you about the different theories on motivation and you will learn how to create a classroom environment that encourages motivation.

    The course begins by introducing you to several behavioural theories of education. You will learn how to set goals for your students and how motivation relates to attributions and interests. You will learn about self-efficacy, how it effects student motivation, and how to build self-efficacy in students.

    The course will then teach you how to combine elements from the different theories through the TARGET model, and create a positive learning environment that promotes motivation.

    This course will be of great interest to all educators and trainers who want to learn more about effective teaching skills and how to apply them in an educational setting.

  • 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.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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