Educational Psychologist Learning Theories

Part 1: Cognitive Learning Strategies

Schunk (2016, p. 250) states that “metacognition comes into play when learners set goals, evaluate goal progress, and make necessary corrections.” Meg Howard teaches seventh grade social studies. She is concerned about the lack of progress several of her students are making. She wants Jeff Jones, the educational psychologist, to help her develop some strategies to assist these students. Please listen to the conversation.

After you have had an opportunity to hear Meg and Jeff discuss the problem, give them your assistance. Using your textbook and the readings from the Library, discuss a strategy or two that would assist the class in general, or Carl specifically.

Part 2: Achievement Motivation

In your role as an educational psychologist or administrator, you may need to address motivation in students. For this Discussion, consider that a teacher is having concerns because a small group of gifted students appears not to be motivated. While the students’ teacher has the skills essential to perform in the classroom, the students perform minimally and are uninvolved. Consider this scenario (or one you have experienced). In your post, use this unit’s Rea

dings on motivation to discuss how the teacher might address this situation. In your preparation, please investigate and bring a reference or website that could be a valuable resource in addition to the class readings.

This Discussion addresses the following unit learning outcomes:

Discuss various aspects of motivation.
Apply strategies of motivation to improve learner performance.
Describe strategies that promote transfer of learning.
It also addresses the following course outcomes:

Evaluate selected instructional models based on context and learner differences.
Prioritize variables within learning contexts that promote learning effectiveness.




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