ERIC Number: ED230881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Using Motivational Theories as a Focus for the Educational Psychology Curriculum.
Cohen, Margaret W.
This guide discusses personal causation theory (the initiation by an individual of behavior intended to produce a change in the environment) and its application in a theoretical framework for courses in educational psychology. The work of deCharms, Fielder, Koenigs, and Muir is explored as the theoretical background for classroom applications of the model. Classroom exercises are provided as examples of how the motivation of teacher education students can be enhanced while they are learning how to motivate their future pupils: (1) writing for 10 minutes, (2) connecting a dot-to-dot design according to purposely ambiguous directions, and (3) completing puzzles. This approach is suggested as suitable for either graduate or undergraduate students. (AG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Teachers of Educational Psychology (Dayton, OH, October, 1982).