ERIC Number: ED060950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Motivation Curriculum. A Curricular Module Designed to Promote Motivation for School Achievement.
Adkins, Dorothy C.; Balliff, Bonnie L.
The classroom interactions and activities described in this document are intended to provide experiences that will increase the probability of the occurrence of each of the response constituents of motivation to achieve in learning in school. These materials have been organized into five units; each unit emphasizes one of the five constituents: affective, conceptual, purposive, instrumental, and evaluative. The purpose of such an organization is to enable the teacher to focus her attention on and increase her ability to perceive the unique nature of each of the responses. Within each unit, one constituent of motivation is magnified at one time, and another at another time. In Unit II it is suggested that the teacher set up some goals for each child in order to give him an opportunity to do something that he will be able to do and thus to help him increase his self-confidence, whereas in Unit III it is suggested that the child be encouraged to set up his own goals. The primary focus of all the experiences suggested is to develop a child's ability to function in processes, i.e., ways of thinking. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Objectives, Child Development, Class Activities, Cognitive Processes, Conceptual Schemes, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Discovery Learning, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Instructional Materials, Interaction, Learning Experience, Models, Motivation Techniques, Organization, Responses, Self Concept, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu.