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Unformatted text preview: Learning can also be called Mastery, or Task goals. These are all about understanding the material and understanding context. Performance is extrinsic; it is more about doing the work to get a grade or get a physical outcome rather than learning the topic. Performance goals are split into two types: performance approach and performance avoidance. Approach is like saying I want to be the best student in the class, I must have the highest grades. Avoidance is like saying, I just dont want to be the worst student in the class, I dont want to fail and look stupid. Performance goals enhance competition in the classroom; it causes all students to compare themselves to the other students....
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- Fall '11