Ch 9: Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Student Motivation & Communication

About This Chapter

Watch comprehensive video lessons that examine student motivation and communication in the classroom to prepare for the Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment. You can get reacquainted with motivation in self-regulated learning, intrinsic motivation and more to ensure you're ready to take the exam.

Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Student Motivation & Communication - Chapter Summary

The engaging video lessons in this chapter are designed to strengthen your knowledge of student motivation and communication in the classroom as you prepare to take the Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment. Reviewing the lessons can help you address the following:

  • Understanding the importance of motivation in an educational environment
  • Examining the role of motivation in self-regulated learning
  • Defining intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in education
  • Analyzing goal orientation theory and social-cognitive learning theory
  • Describing teacher expectations and attributions
  • Defining communication and the communication process
  • Understanding effective questioning techniques and how to teach creativity in the classroom

Instructors in the video lessons provide you with a comprehensive overview of the subject to ensure you fully understand the materials as you prepare for the test. You can also use the video transcripts as a written form of review as you solidify your knowledge of student motivation and communication.

Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Student Motivation & Communication Chapter Objectives

The topics covered in the Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Student Motivation & Communication chapter are found in the assessment, instruction and the learning environment portion of the Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment, which constitutes approximately 40% of the exam and includes an additional written assignment that constitutes approximately 10% of the assessment. The test is designed to gauge your professional knowledge of students in middle childhood and determine if you're qualified to secure your educator license in Ohio. By watching the engaging video lessons in this chapter, you can get closer to success on the exam. Self-assessment quizzes further strengthen your knowledge of the subject area and offer access to practice questions formatted similarly to some you'll see on test day.

11 Lessons in Chapter 9: Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Student Motivation & Communication
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The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

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.

The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning

2. 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.

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

3. 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.

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.

Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

5. 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.

Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

6. 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.

Teacher Expectations & Attributions

7. 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.

What is Communication? - Definition & Importance

8. What is Communication? - Definition & Importance

Any task or transaction that requires more than one person can only be successfully completed with communication. In this lesson, you'll learn what communication is, types of communication and the importance of communication.

What is the Communication Process? - Definition & Steps

9. What is the Communication Process? - Definition & Steps

Communication is a process, and if the process breaks down, communication will fail. In this lesson, you'll learn about the communication process. We'll also discuss how the concept of noise can disrupt this process.

Effective Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

10. Effective Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

Asking questions is one of the best ways to promote student learning, no matter the age group! This lesson will help you understand how to figure out what questions to ask and when, as well as how to make effective questioning a part of your teaching that you can do instinctively.

Teaching Creativity in the Classroom

11. Teaching Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity is such an important part of any learning experience. This lesson will help you feel comfortable with your own creativity and will give you some ideas for incorporating opportunities for creative growth into your classroom.

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