Ch 8: Motivation & Conditioning Theories in Education

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter to review significant motivation and conditioning theories in education. Take quizzes along the way to see how well you grasp the information.

Motivation & Conditioning Theories in Education - Chapter Summary

To be an effective educator, it's important to understand how to keep students motivated to learn. The lessons in this chapter will explore prominent theories in the field. You'll examine how conditioning can be used in the classroom to help keep students on track. Specifically, you'll delve into:

  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Self-determination theory
  • Weiner's attribution theory of motivation
  • Theory of cognitive dissonance
  • Explanation of conditioning
  • Strategies for using operant conditioning in the classroom

To keep you interested in the learning process, our instructors have created engaging video and text lessons that help to illustrate the material in way that's easy to absorb and retain. Self-assessment quizzes are available after each lesson for you to test your knowledge of the topics. When you've completed all of the lessons, you can take the chapter exam to see how well you understand the theories and concepts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: Motivation & Conditioning Theories in Education
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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

1. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

Intrinsic and extrinsic are the two types of motivation. Learn more about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation from definitions and examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs

2. 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.

Weiner's Attribution Theory of Motivation: Definition & Examples

3. Weiner's Attribution Theory of Motivation: Definition & Examples

Weiner's attribution theory of motivation describes the way in which we strive to maintain our positive self-image. Learn more about this theory and its three characteristic traits: locus of control, stability, and control.

The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance in Psychology

4. The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance in Psychology

What happens when a person's beliefs and actions don't line up? And how do people deal with their feelings when that happens? Explore this lesson for information on psychologist Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance.

Principle of Conditioning: Definition & Explanation

5. Principle of Conditioning: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson we will learn that the term conditioning is a type of learning by association. Read more about the definition and history of conditioning and test your understanding with a quiz.

Operant Conditioning in the Classroom: Definition and Examples

6. Operant Conditioning in the Classroom: Definition and Examples

Operant conditioning is a theory about human behavior that can be used in your classroom to manage students. This lesson contains a definition of operant conditioning in the classroom and several examples.

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