Ch 9: Goal Setting & Student Motivation

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Use these video and text lessons and self-assessment quizzes to learn about setting goals and other methods of motivating students. Review definitions of SMART goals, goal-orientation theory and self-regulated learning.

Goal Setting & Student Motivation - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will show you how to use goals and motivational methods to enhance student learning as it reviews ways in which motivation influences self-regulated learning. Our instructors will coach you on utilizing intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in the classroom and show you how goal-setting can motivate desirable behavior. You'll also take a look at the constructs of self-efficacy and self-concept, and learn about self-determination theory. After completing these lessons, you'll be prepared to:

  • Define SMART goals for students and give examples
  • Explain goal orientation theory
  • State why motivation is important in education
  • Show how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can boost learning
  • Describe differences between self-efficacy and self-concept
  • Analyze self-determination theory
  • Report on the role of motivation in self-regulated learning

Our expert instructors make learning fun in these brief, engaging lessons. You can gauge your learning through the multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each one. Video tags allow you to return to the specific parts of a lesson that require additional study. You can read through each lesson, too, with our written transcripts.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Goal Setting & Student Motivation
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SMART Goals for Students: Definition and Examples

1. SMART Goals for Students: Definition and Examples

Educators often need to write SMART goals for their students. This lesson will introduce you to the components of SMART goals so that you can improve your goal-writing skills by writing goals that are SMART.

Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

2. Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

What academic goals do you set for yourself? Are you driven by interest in the academic discipline or by extrinsic factors, such as receiving a higher salary because you have a degree? You may be driven by both. This lesson will explore goals and how they affect student motivation and behavior.

The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

3. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.

Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

4. Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

Why do you want to learn about educational psychology? Do you enjoy reading about different theories and practices? Do you have to pass this class in order to receive a degree? Our behaviors are driven by intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. In this lesson, distinguish between these types of motivation and learn how they can enhance learning.

Self-Efficacy vs. Self-Concept: Differences & Effects on Outcome Expectations

5. 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.

Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs

6. 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.

The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning

7. The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning

Do you monitor and evaluate your own learning? Do you alter the way you study based on performance on assessments? If so, you are engaging in self-regulation practices and, by doing so, increasing the likelihood of academic achievement. This lesson will define self-regulation, discuss the cyclical process of self-regulation and explore methods to promote self-regulation in the classroom.

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