Motivation (TARGET (G: grouping - put them in groups that will assist and…
G: grouping - put them in groups that will assist and improve their learning
E: evaluation - how do you know your students are learning?
R: recognition - recognize your students' efforts
T: time - make sure they are not rushed
A: autonomy - do the students have a choice?
T: task - are the students interested?
motives as attributions
locus: the location of the source of success or failure
stability: the attributes relative permanence
controllability: the extent to which an individual can influence the attribute
attributions: beliefs about what causes success and failure
motives as goals
failure avoidance (extrinsic)
motivation as self-determination
Autonomy: the need to feel free of external constraints on behavior
Competence: the need to feel capable or skilled
Relatedness: the need to feel connected or involved with others
motives as interests
permanent personal interests
temporarily triggered interests
motivation as self-efficacy
If a person's self-efficacy is very low, he or she can develop learned helplessness, a perception of complete lack of control when mastering a task
Definition: the belief that you are capable of completing a specific task or reaching a specific goal
definition: what pushes students to do their school work, study, get good grades, etc.