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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a motivation in learning unit of a standard educational psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Social-cognitive learning theory
- Maslow's hierarchy of needs
- Attribution theory
- Expectancy value theory
- Goal orientation theory
- Use of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
- Differences between self-efficacy and self-concept
- Self-determination theory
- Learned helplessness in children
1. 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.
2. Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples
Have you learned behaviors or skills from observing others? Maybe you have learned from observing a teacher, friend, or supervisor. We acquire new knowledge and skills from a variety of methods. This lesson will introduce the concepts of the social-cognitive theory, which focuses on the learning that occurs within a social context.
3. 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.
4. Albert Bandura: Social-Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning
A person's cognition, environment and behavior play important roles in learning new knowledge and skills. This lesson will focus on Albert Bandura's contributions to social learning and vicarious experiences.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Teacher Expectations & Attributions
Attributions for success and failure drive future expectations for learning and success. Students attribute their successes or failures to a number of factors. Teachers also make attributions for student performance. This lesson will explore teacher expectations and attributions that affect classroom and individual student performance.
13. 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.
14. Belief Perseverance: Definition & Examples
Did you know that there are three types of belief perseverance? Learn more about belief perseverance from examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.
15. What is Service Learning? - Definition & Project Ideas
In this lesson, we will talk about how service can be used as a mode of education. We'll also highlight several ways this method of learning is practiced.
16. 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.
17. Digital Citizenship: Teaching Responsible Use of Technology
Students become digital citizens at a very young age as they learn to use more digital devices. This lesson provides you with tips and strategies for helping your students become responsible digital citizens.
18. Increasing Student Engagement: Strategies & Ideas
This lesson highlights ways in which you can increase and maintain student engagement in your classroom. It explores group work, hands-on activities and other possible features of a student-centered environment.
19. Student Engagement Strategies for Teachers
Blank stares. Doodlers. Side conversations. All teachers face the challenge of keeping an entire class's attention for an entire lesson. To eliminate those 'Bueller? Bueller?' moments, read on for strategies to engage students.
20. Student Teacher Tips
Student teaching is most likely going to be your first experience with full-time teaching. Using the tips outlined in this lesson, you will come out the other side successful and with your sanity in tact.
21. Substitute Teacher Tips
Being a substitute teacher can be challenging, both logistically and emotionally! If you are subbing, use this lesson to get some tips about how to manage your job and do it well.
22. What is Interactive Learning? - Overview & Tools
Interactive learning is a hands-on approach to help students become more engaged and retain more material. With or without a form of technology, interactive learning helps students strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills.
23. Inquiry-Based Learning: Definition, Examples & Model
Inquiry-based learning is a strategy for helping students take ownership of their learning goals in an engaging way. In this lesson, we will examine inquiry-based learning by defining what it means, and looking at examples from two different instructional models.
24. Continuous Reinforcement: Definition & Examples
Continuous reinforcement is a method of learning that compels an individual or an animal to repeat a certain behavior. Read this lesson to learn more about continuous reinforcement and see some examples.
25. English Learning Activities for Kids
English is a comprehensive topic and it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which activities will have the greatest impact and be the most memorable for kids. Take a look at this lesson for some ideas!
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Other chapters within the Educational Psychology: Help and Review course
- History and Educational Aims: Help and Review
- Developmental Psychology in Children and Adolescents: Help and Review
- Assessments of Learning: Help and Review
- Cognitive Perspective in Psychology: Help and Review
- Behavioral Perspective in Psychology: Help and Review
- Research Design and Analysis: Help and Review
- Instructional Pedagogy: Help and Review
- Individual Differences in Children: Help and Review
- Student Development & Differences