Education Psychology Notes 11.17

Education Psychology Notes 11.17 - Learning can also be...

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Education Psychology Notes 11/17/11 Effort x Value = Motivation. Situational interest and general/personal/individualized interest both influence a students motivation to learn. Situational interest is external, temporary. You can think of this in a way that it will spark emotion in a student in wanting to see it. Personal motivation as an example would be if there is a child who hates math but loves collaborating, is doing a collaborative project in math. This may make him interested enough to do the work, even though he hates math. Personal interest is internal, and more long-term. It is fairly self- generated. Giving a student more autonomy may spark more personal interest and motivation Learning Goals vs. Performance goals: Learning is more intrinsic; it gets you to apply your knowledge in order to learn more.
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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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