Goal Setting to Advance Student Motivation Term Paper by Boomachicka

Goal Setting to Advance Student Motivation
A look at how teachers can encourage motivation in the classroom.
# 147559 | 912 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on May 12, 2011 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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The paper discusses the importance of keeping assignments authentic, giving informative feedback, and building up students' perception of their efficacy. In this way, the paper demonstrates how teachers can help their students become lifelong learners.

From the Paper:

"There are many reasons why students may have trouble being a full participant in school. Many of these cognitive problems can be negatively looked at as students being defiant, incapable, or just plain lazy. Despite patterns in what may seem obvious character deficits, most students actually do want to succeed but are unsure how to do so. "When we encounter resistance to learning, we need to identify whether cognitive structures are lacking and, if necessary, intervene to help students develop them" (Garner, pg.1)With proper assistance from the teacher, children can learn how to become better students and achieve academic success."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brophy, Jere E. Motivating Students to Learn. New York: Routledge, 2010. Print.
  • Garner, Betty K. "When Students Seem Stalled." Educational Leadership 65.6 (2008): 32-38. Professional Development Collection.EBSCO.Web. 28 Feb. 2011.
  • Olson, Kirsten. "The Wounded Student."Educational Leadership 65.6 (2008): 46-49. Professional Development Collection.EBSCO.Web. 28 Feb. 2011.

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