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Ch 3: Motivation Theory in Teaching Physical Education

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By studying these lessons, you will improve your understanding of motivation theories in teaching physical education. Learn about generating excitement in kids for physical activity and PE programs.

Motivation Theory in Teaching Physical Education - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors teach you about motivation theories as they pertain to teaching physical education. This chapter has you take a look at learning enhancement using intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and learned helplessness as it relates to children. Other lesson subject matter includes:

  • Teacher attributions and expectations
  • Definition and examples of social learning theory
  • Self-concept compared to self-efficacy
  • Capacity, strategy and control beliefs of self-determination theory
  • Student motivation in PE programs

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8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Motivation Theory in Teaching Physical Education
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Teacher Expectations & Attributions

1. 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.

Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

2. Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

There are many ways in which human beings learn. One of the most effective ways is by watching, observing and modeling others, and this is known as social learning theory.

Learned Helplessness in Children: Definition

3. 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.

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

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.

Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs

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.

Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

6. 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.

Motivating Students in Physical Education Programs

7. Motivating Students in Physical Education Programs

Do your students seem to get bored easily in P.E. class? Well, here you'll learn that there are many ways by which you can motivate students in physical education class, ranging from how you phrase feedback to the learning environment you create for them.

How to Get Kids Excited for Physical Activity

8. How to Get Kids Excited for Physical Activity

Combating obesity, inactivity, and laziness is a growing crisis. Helping kids to be excited to be involved in physical activity can change their lives. This lesson offers valuable tips for creating an active lifestyle.

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