About This Chapter
Factors Affecting Classroom Management - Chapter Summary
This chapter will enlighten you about the different types of motivation, and things it can spark in a child to help them learn. This chapter will expose you to brief video and text lessons that will help you learn the following:
- How Maslow's hierarchy of needs can be utilized in your classroom
- Differences between the attribution theory and locus of control
- Link between the expectancy-value theory and effort
- What the result of self-efficacy and self-concept are
- Role motivation plays in the self-determination theory
- What the characteristics of learned helplessness are
- Definition of a teacher leader
After you've absorbed the information from the lessons, you can quiz yourself by taking multiple-choice quizzes.
How It Helps
- Practical skills: Your understanding of the self-determination theory will help you develop class management skills that enable you to use certain types of motivation to help students learn.
- Helps you become proactive: Your knowledge of learned hopelessness will help you put class policies in place to help prevent it.
- Provides options: Once you learn the characteristics of a teacher leader, you can make the decision of whether you want to take on that role.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to identify the stages your students may be going through
- Differentiate between student beliefs of how they feel about things that happen to them
- Determine how your students place value on their experiences, and use it to develop your curriculum to help them
- Understand the ways your students view themselves and why
- Utilize different types of motivation in your class
- Identify when a student is exhibiting learned hopelessness
- Display characteristics of a good teacher leader
1. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid
Why is it that when some of our needs aren't met, it's almost impossible to concentrate on other ones? Psychologist Abraham Maslow spent his career looking for these answers. Watch this lesson to learn about some of his most important conclusions.
2. Attribution Theory and the Principle of Locus of Control
What do you attribute your successes or failures to? Do you feel like luck and chance are involved, or do you feel like you're in control of your achievements and behavior? This lesson will provide you with an overview of attribution theory and the principles of locus of control.
3. Expectancy Value Theory: Age, Gender & Ethnicity Differences
The values placed on an object or event and our expectancies of performance play a large role in determining the level of effort and ultimately the level of achievement for a given activity. This lesson will detail two popular models of expectancy-value theory and provide suggestions on how to incorporate these theories into a classroom setting.
4. Self-Efficacy vs. Self-Concept: Differences & Effects on Outcome Expectations
How do you perceive yourself? Are you good in a particular academic discipline? Do you like being around others, or do you prefer to spend time alone? The answers to these questions help make up your self-concept and self-efficacy. This lesson will differentiate between these two concepts and explore outcomes of high and low self-efficacy.
5. Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs
How do you stay motivated? What motivates your peers and coworkers? Are rewards motivating factors or do people have an internal drive to persist until a given activity is completed? This lesson will describe a theory that encompasses both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators: the self-determination theory.
6. Learned Helplessness in Children: Definition
Why do people just give up? Why are some situations deemed hopeless? This lesson will introduce you to the concept of learned helplessness in order to answer the above questions and provide recommendations on dealing with learned helplessness in the classroom.
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