About This Chapter
The Role of Motivation in Education - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our expert instructors go over material that is applicable in the classrooms of all teachers. You will learn about such things as:
- How motivation affects learning
- Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation types
- How student motivation is affected by teacher expectations
Short, focused video lessons are accompanied by a quiz to take after each lesson to verify your comprehension of the material you just studied. Chapter exams will check you understanding of all key chapter concepts, and a final exam tests your knowledge of the main course concepts.
How It Helps
- Increases awareness: You'll discover the behaviors and perspectives that have to do with motivation.
- Familiarizes you with motivation types: You will learn intrinsic, extrinsic and self-regulating motivation concepts.
- Identifies how your expectations affect your classroom: You'll see how your expectations and attributions affect your students' performance.
When you are done with this chapter, you will be able to:
- Build motivation into your learning environment
- Apply methods to promote self-regulation in the classroom
- Influence classroom and individual student performance through your own expectations and attributions
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. 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.
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. 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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