ERIC Number: ED185052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Applying Motivation Theories to Individual Differences in the Classroom: A Social Learning Perspective.
Schunk, Dale H.
In the social learning perspective the anticipation of rewarding consequences serves as one source of motivation. A second results from the perception of a negative discrepancy between present capabilities and desired performance. To foster motlvation it is necessary that persons accurately appraise their capabilities. Techniques for fostering accurate appraisal in a skill-development context include modeled demonstration of principles and their applications, effort attribution, and self-directed study. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (San Antonio, TX, February, 1980).