November 23 - November23 TheSchoolasaContextforDevelopment

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November 23 The School as a Context for Development What should a school do for a child? - Instill knowledge - Motivate learning - Knowledge/ability + motivation contribute to academic success o How is academic success measured? – grades, test scores  Achievement Motivation - Achievement Motivation: motivation (desire) that’s  associated with  competence o A wide,long scope – long history, of things that are examined Ex. Sports -- what makes an athlete want to become better in the  sport that they are practicing? Musicians – what is it that makes musicians want to become better? What affects the motivation to become competent? Self-conceptions & patterns of achievement behavior - The particular kind of self-conception: the informal, personal theory, naïve  theories, intutative theories - How does one’s theory of ability/intelligence influence academic achievement? Dweck’s Model:
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