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1 TE 150 paper Chelsea Meyers The class I will be analyzing Food diet and nutrition, which is a class I took senior year of high school. This class covers the basics of cooking and baking along with how to eat healthy. I was very excited; to take this class due to my lack of cooking skills, the BLM I experienced was motivation, intrinsic motivation in particular. (Theme 1 Lesson 6) I came to class with the syllabus, brand new notebook and an open mind; I couldn’t wait to get to work in the kitchen. My motivation to learn in this class was very high. My motivation was Intrinsic no one was forcing me to take the class, the only thing driving me to want to be in the class was myself. Motivation is defined as a state that energizes, directs, and sustains learning. Intrinsic motivation is when you learn something because you “want to” as an “end in itself”. This self motivation works the best for me, and I find myself understanding the information more clearly, the course started slowly. I was challenged to stay interested, even though we didn’t move into the kitchen for a few weeks, I counted down the days. My motivation is the only thing that helped me do so well in this course. Also in my foods course our teacher conditioned (Theme 1 lesson 2) us to always check our ingredients measurements twice. Conditioning is forming an association between two things. She used classical condition which is when an association is formed between two stimuli, one of the stimuli being neutral and the other is a pre- programmed stimuli. She conditioned us by having each kitchen station make the same cookie recipe, but each group had different amounts of baking powder, ranging from one tablespoon to two tablespoons. We didn’t know our recipes were different. At the end of class she had us each taste a part of a cookie from each group’s recipe, the one with too
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2010 for the course TE 150 taught by Professor Palmer during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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TE 150 paper 1 - 1 TE 150 paper Chelsea Meyers The class I...

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