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Teacher Expectations & Attributions Video

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A student's motivation will likely decrease if _____.

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1. John took a test over multiplication facts. He earned a passing score. His teacher wrote the following attribution statement on his paper: You did much better this time, John! You must have studied more this week. Well done! This attribution is likely to _____.

2. A statement from a teacher such as You scored well on this test. Did you guess the correct answers? is an example of a _____ attribution.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and associated worksheet provides an easy way to see what you know about the theory of attributions in education. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include factors affecting attributions and the effects of different types of attributions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • What happens when failures are linked to uncontrollable and stable attributions
  • Consequence of controllable and unstable attributions
  • Factors that affect attributions
  • Term for beliefs about one's ability to help students succeed

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about teaching in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as controllable and uncontrollable attributions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding teacher expectations

Additional Learning

To learn more about this aspect of teaching, review the corresponding lesson on Teacher Expectations and Attributions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define attributions
  • Learn about communicating attributions
  • Discuss the self-fulfilling prophecy theory
  • Learn about teacher self-efficacy
  • Explore recommendations for teachers in setting expectations and attributions
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