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Student Motivation & Differentiated Instruction - Chapter Summary
This chapter contextualizes student motivation in relation to differentiated classroom instruction. These simple and engaging lessons outline the importance of student motivation, as well as strategies that can help teachers increase their students' engagement.
After working through each lesson, you can take the accompanying self-assessment quiz to test your knowledge of the concepts and definitions you've studied. Our instructors are available to answer your questions - just submit them through your personal Dashboard. You can also access these lessons at any time that fits your schedule. Upon completion of the this chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain the reasons why motivation is important in an educational environment
- Outline strategies and ideas for increasing student engagement
- Assess motivation's role in self-regulated learning
- Define self-directed learning
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. Self-Directed Learning: Definition & Strategies
Self-directed learning is a type of instructional strategy where students take charge of their learning process. This lesson will discuss components, benefits, and teaching strategies of self-directed learning.
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Other chapters within the Education 104: Differentiated Instruction course
- Basics of Differentiated Instruction
- Creating Differentiated Instruction Plans
- Student Profiles & Differentiated Instruction
- Adapting to Learner Needs
- Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom
- Techniques for Differentiating Instruction
- Using Assessments with Differentiated Instruction
- Using Technology as an Instructional Tool
- Studying for Education 104