Goal Orientation - Characteristics of Goals Beliefs in...

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Achievement GoaI Orientations Characteristics of Goals 1 Mastery I Performance-Approach I Performance-Avoidance Beliefs in ir~telligerrce: Educalion interests: Students believe that they can increase their intelligence by increasing the amount of effort they put into learning a new task. Students want to learn so that they can increase their knowledge or mastery of a Students believe that their level of intelligence is fixed. Their ability to learn a new task is not influenced by the amount of ' effort they put into learning. Students like to compete with their classmates and receive good grades. They want to that are challenging so that they can increase their knowledge. Students believe that their level of intelligence is fixed. Their ability to learn a new task is not Influenced by the amount of effort they put into learning. Students are concerned with not looking smart. They avoid challenging learning tasks Types of learning tasks: topic. Students choose learning tasks that are challenging. They like to be perceived as being smart by their peers and the Learning strategies. . learning because they are afraid of looking dumb. View of mistakes: learning opportunity. They like to take risks because they are not afraid of failing. They think back on the experience and try to understand why they made a mistake. Students choose effective and efficient learning strategies to learn new tasks. look smarter than others. Students choose learning with not being smart. They try to not make mistakes so that they can avoid looking dumb next time. because they fear failure. Students choose the easiest Students view mistakes as a Students choose effective and efficient learning strategies so that they can get good grades. instructor. Students associate mistakes Students associate mistakes with not being smart. They do not invest a lot of effort into learning a task. This way if they fail to learn the task, they can blame it on not trying instead of not being smart.
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course EDP 310 taught by Professor Doherty during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Goal Orientation - Characteristics of Goals Beliefs in...

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