Write 4-5 page essay.
No reference or citations required.
Here is the topic question:
"Many of our students are at-risk and disengaged in school resulting in a high drop out rate. What theories and research may account for this and what applications would you recommend to prevent such problems?"
Briefly include the following terms and themes:
extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation
need for arousal: boredom
need for competence
how anxiety affects learning
need for self-determination
need for relatedness
cognitive and sociocultural factors in motivation
doing-just enough goal
teacher attributions and expectations
pedagogical content knowledge
Vygotsky's zone of proximal development