EDU 640 Motivation and Learning

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EDU 640 Motivation and Learning

4 Semester Units

Motivation and Learning is designed as an overview of motivational research in psychology and education. The course focuses specifically on different theories of motivation and how classroom, school, work, and social environments shape and influence individuals’ motivation. Students explore what motivates individuals to learn and examine strategies, techniques, and interventions that promote and sustain learner motivation.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Examine major current theoretical approaches to describing, predicting, and explaining human motivation.
  • Analyze research-based components of typical motivational strategies used by individuals, teams, teachers, trainers, and managers at work and in school.
  • Interpret underlying assumptions of motivational theories and analyze implications for educational research and practice.
  • Analyze the relationships between motivation, learning, teaching, and performance.

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