The Teachers Toolbox – Documents
The Expectancy-value Theory of Motivation
How would your students score value and expectations of success? Why not ask them?! Get them to score both value and expectation of success on a scale of zero to one, one being the maximum score. You can then multiply to find their motivation score.
|Low value score?
So sell the value of your lesson, subject, and course to your learners.Some learners come from families or cultures that do not value education. If no-one in a learner’s family has a job, or some other advantage out of education then that family may not value education for their children. We need to ‘sell’ the value of our courses to our students.You can ‘sell’ the value of your lesson by setting clear goals with a persuasive purpose. Much the same can be said of your subjects and courses.
Low success score?
So make sure that tasks allow students to gain early success
Make sure there is a mixture of mastery and developmental tasks for students. (See the handout on Bloom’s Taxonomy.)
So arrange for them to get an early qualification or certificate
So arrange for the students to gain an intermediary qualification very early on in the course. This could be a nationally accepted qualification like a first aid certificate, or it could be a college certificate.
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Hundreds of thousands of teachers, including school admin staff, were advised to invest extra contributions outside the main pension scheme, and into an arrangement run by insurance companies.
For a number of reasons, this was very bad advice, and resulted in huge loses for those with FSAVCs.