3 Things I Learned:
- Something I learned was the meaning of the word “complex” as its not talking about the level of difficulty rather then the design of how a task is completed. Thinking about a complex skill now makes me think of a skill that takes many different moving parts to work rather then a skill that is hard to perform.
- Another thing I learned was how self-efficacy helps improve students motivation. When you are confident in a certain skill you are going to want to do better while doing that task.
- One thing I learned is that there is two types of motivation. One being extrinsic and the other being intrinsic. Extrinsic relies on the idea in which something must get completed, intrinsic relies on the need to want to conquer a challenge.
2 Connections I made
- I made a connection with how well observing helps the learning process. For myself seeing a skill be done can be all I need to be able to perform it as it helps me understand the process more clearly.
- Another connection I made was about how using self talk and self-instruction can change your view and actions. When I cant seem to do a certain skill and I began to get frustrating I use self talk and self instruction to help myself focus again. It can also be an important skill for being able to calm yourself down if something doesn’t go your way as it helps you control your emotions.
1 Question I Have
- If our students are showing low intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, how can we as teachers help them move towards having more motivation?