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What you will learn

  • state the key motivational concepts and the behaviorist approach to motivation.  

  • explain how the motivation to learn is enhanced when the basic needs are fulfilled.

  • explain how our mindsets and attributions influence our motivation.  

  • relate the above concepts to self-regulated learning.  

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Beginner Level
Approx. 8 hours to complete
English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Session 1 - Understanding what motivates behavior: Do punishments and rewards work?

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 7 min), 13 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Bob the Gamer Part 2: Mom’s Threats35s
Bob the Gamer Part 3: Don’t You Like Math?44s
Bob the Gamer Part 4: Who Gets Hot Chocolate?1m
Bob the Gamer Part 4: Who Gets Hot Chocolate? (Activity)1m
Bob the Gamer Part 5: Mrs John’s Experiment1m
13 readings
Connect With Us3m
Learning Outcomes1m
Why are some children more motivated to learn than others?2m
An introduction to Bob1m
Three Aspects of Motivation3m
Extrinsic versus Intrinsic Motivation5m
Implications of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation5m
Research Findings on More Autonomous Forms of Extrinsic Motivation10m
Behaviourist Approach5m
Behavioural Theory: Skinner’s Operant Conditioning1m
Further Approaches to the Study of Motivation2m
Overview of e-learning courseware: Motivating Gen Z Learners2m
Participant Feedback on Session 15m
3 practice exercises
Identifying the Sources of Motivation in Bob’s Actions3m
Identify the type of motivational regulation shown by the following individuals.5m
Assessment for Session 15m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Session 2 - Looking into the Needs of Learners: Needs-Based Theories of Motivation

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 4 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
The boys’ motivation for playing soccer part 22m
11 readings
Learning Outcomes1m
Overview for Session 23m
Humanistic Approach5m
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs3m
Three Basic Psychological Needs1m
Recap: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation3m
Relationship between SDT and Intrinsic Motivation8m
Psychological Needs: What Drives Us?5m
How can we promote autonomy, competence and relatedness?10m
Conclusion3m
Participant Feedback on Session 2 5m
1 practice exercise
Assessment for Session 25m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Session 3 - Mindsets and Causal Attributions for Success and Failure

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 13 readings, 2 quizzes
13 readings
Learning Outcomes10m
Overview of Session 31m
Different Approaches to Motivation2m
Sarah’s and Liz’s Motivations2m
Lessons from the Choir Audition2m
What Can We Learn from Mrs Tan, Bob and Sarah?2m
What We Have Learned So Far2m
What are Causal Attributions?1m
Causal Attributions for Success and Motivation2m
Causal Attributions for Failure an Their Effects on Motivation2m
What Can We Learn From Mrs John And Sam’s Mother?1m
Conclusion1m
Participant Feedback on Session 35m
2 practice exercises
Identify The Types Of Mindset Shown By The Following Individuals5m
Assessment for Session 35m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Session 4 - The Self-Regulated Learner

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 6 min), 12 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Video Activity: Three Days Left To The Examinations!4m
12 readings
What Have We Covered So Far?1m
Overview of Session 41m
Session Objectives1m
The Discovery of Self-Regulated Learning1m
Defining Self-Regulated Learning1m
Dimensions of Self-Regulated Learning (SRL)1m
What Can We Learn From Liz?1m
What Is The Difference Between Cognition And Metacognition?3m
Supporting the Development of SRL2m
Promoting SRL: A Summary1m
Conclusion2m
Participant Feedback on Session 45m
1 practice exercise
Assessment for Session 45m

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