Division 15 Webinar - Dr. Eric M. Anderman on Keeping Educational…
Division 15 Webinar - Dr. Eric M. Anderman on Keeping Educational Psychology Relevant
Cutting Edge Research in Motivation
Need Really in-depth interviews
More Classroom Research where we implement motivation research "fidelity interventions"
How to infuse motivation into practice
and how that makes a difference for kids
How they work
Why they work
When they work
When they don't work
What can we do?
Volunteer as Professional Development Expert
Respectfully Speak out against myths
We need a seat at the table in curriculum decisions
Influence professional standards
Local, state, and federal policy
Volunteer to speak at a local school
Inform PR office at University about your writing
Write a practitioner's article
What can we do to make a difference?
Motivation in the 21st Century
Self-Esteem vs. Self-Efficacy
Self-Efficacy - perceived ability
to succeed at a specific task
Short term goals helps
build efficacy and motivation
Self-Esteem - How you feel about yourself
Myths in Motivation
Motivation is the same for all kids - False
It doesn't matter what students learn,
they should be motivated anyway - False
Students are motivated by rewards - False
Children are motivated by tests - False
Cheating is beyond the teacher's control - False
Emphasis on mastery with corrections = no cheating
Student's cheat when they have a reason to cheat.
Stressful courses create environments for cheating
Emphasis on testing creates a environ for cheating
Daily Feedback and interactions don't affect motivation - False
Motivational Speaker - False
Motivation Cannot be changed - False
Self-Esteem leads to higher motivation - False
Comparing students performance enhances motivation - False
Motivation can be a
predictor and an outcome
It is very cost -effective.
Just use a different method
VS. Feedback Example
Grade Distribution Example
What are the obstacles?
People believe we're behaviorists
People believe Content is King
Ed Psych gets subsumed into other courses
Urban Myths of Education on "What works"
Learning Styles are bogus - They are preferences
If you teach different styles it doesnt make difference (Major study)
Too much emphasis. Doesn't
help students learn
"Right and Left"
Big Business - Books, curriculum. A lot of money is being made
Multiple Intelligences -Little Evidence, Too much Emphasis
Is our field valued?
5 of the Top 20 categories of Principles for Pre-K to 12 are
Ed Psych. Cognition and Learning, Motivation, Social Context and Emotional Dimensions, Assessment.
Why should we care?
Helping teachers understand how students learn
Dropout Prevention - Drop out because of motivation issues.
Teachers are leaving 40-50% within 5 years - Too much work. Lack of respect. No job security. No ability to foster creativity, behavior issues. Too much testing.
Every Student Succeeds Act -
100 matches for Engagement
24 for interest
9 for value
5 for motivation
24 for expect
Create and support environments of engagement and self-motivation.
Help to make meaningful spaces for learners
and apply knowledge in meaningful ways.