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Ch 4: Student Learning and Motivation

About This Chapter

This is a great chapter to help you remember things like attribution theory and expectancy value theory. You will be provided with quick and interesting video lessons and quizzes that will jar your memory of concepts associated with student learning and motivation.

Student Learning and Motivation - Chapter Summary

This chapter makes your refresher of learning and motivation topics like the goal orientation theory and differences between self-efficacy and self-concept quick and fun with interactive video lessons. Our self-assessment quizzes help you test your memory of the definition of the social-cognitive learning theory, among other topics. When you have completed this chapter, you will have brushed up on your knowledge of the following:

  • Significance of motivation in learning
  • Definition of the social-cognitive learning theory
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Albert Bandura and vicarious learning
  • Attribution theory
  • Age and gender within the age expectancy value theory
  • Goal orientation theory
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation as ways to promote learning
  • Differences between self-efficacy and self-concept
  • Self-determination theory and its beliefs
  • Motivation and self-regulated learning
  • Expectations of teachers

You don't have to re-watch the video lessons to review specific parts of them. Use the links below the video to go to your desired topics. Utilize the lesson transcripts to get a better understanding of specific concepts and vocabulary words.

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: Student Learning and Motivation
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.

Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

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.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid

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.

Albert Bandura: Social-Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

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.

Attribution Theory and the Principle of Locus of Control

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.

Expectancy Value Theory: Age, Gender & Ethnicity Differences

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.

Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

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.

Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

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.

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

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.

Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs

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.

The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning

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.

Teacher Expectations & Attributions

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.

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