Some students don't achieve their full potential, while others of similar ability achieve more than predicted. This book shows how important students' motivational mindsets can be in influencing the way they learn.
The Motivation Mindsets
The motivation model proposes that the drivers of engagement and feedback deliver affirmation in the classroom, while stimulation and structure provide empowerment. The next question is, why do the drivers work? How do these drivers impact upon students’ motivation, particularly their sense of self as learners?
This part outlines the four motivation mindsets that the classroom drivers can impact upon. Chapter 4 starts with students’ ideas about ability. Then it discusses how students make sense of their successes and failures and how these explanations of progress influence their competency beliefs. It then goes on to describe attitudes towards achievement that are an integrated set of beliefs that lead to particular ways of approaching learning situations. Chapter 5 asks, what about self-esteem? ...