Child Development 169: Motivating Children and Adolescents in Educational Settings

Calendar of class events

Date and Time

Class Events

Week #1
January 22, Wed.: 11:30-12:20

Orientation to the class syllabus. What is motivation in educational settings?
January 24, Fri.: 11:30-12:20 Orientation to the class instructional web (meeting at a computer lab)
Week #2
January 27, Mon.: 11:30-12:20

Motivation as culturally, socially, institutionally, and individually mediated phenomenon. Eugene's presentation.
January 29, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Small group discussions of the assigned readings. Reading due for Topic #1: Sociocultural perspective on motivation: What, where, why, who, and how?
January 31, Fri.: 11:30-12:20 Class discussion of student- and instructor-generated issues.
First week's assignment due
Week #3
February 3, Mon.: 11:30-12:20

Three types of educational philosophies – three types of motivation. Eugene's presentation.
February 5, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Small group discussions of the assigned readings. Reading due for Topic #2: Motivational processes in institutions with diverse philosophies of teaching and learning.
February 7, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Class discussion of student- and instructor-generated issues.
February 8, Sat.: 7:00 pm Biweekly feedback due
Week #4
February 10, Mon.: 11:30-12:20

How does history and culture motivate students (and what for)? Eugene's presentation.
February 12, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Small group discussions of the assigned readings. Reading due for Topic #3: Cultural variations and similarities in motivational processes.
February 14, Fri.:11:30-12:20 Class discussion of student- and instructor-generated issues.
Week #5
February 17, Mon.: 11:30-12:20

Historical discussion on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and its implication for education. Eugene's presentation.
February 19, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Small group discussions of the assigned readings. Reading due for Topic #4: Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation: Where did they come from?
February 21, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Class discussion of student- and instructor-generated issues.
February 22, Sat.: 7:00 pm Biweekly feedback due
Week #6
February 24, Mon.: 11:30-12:20
What motivation do we (i.e., adults) aim for children? Eugene's presentation.
February 26, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Small group discussions of the assigned readings. Reading due for Topic #5: Motivation as morality and ways of life.
February 28, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Class discussion of student- and instructor-generated issues.
Week #7
March 3, Mon.: 11:30-12:20

ZPD of motivation. Eugene's presentation.
March 5, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Small group discussions of the assigned readings. Reading due for Topic #6: Development of motivation in early childhood.
March 7, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Class discussion of student- and instructor-generated issues.
March 8, Sat.: 7:00 pm Biweekly feedback due
Week #8
March 10, Mon. 11:30-12:20

Lifting supervision from children. Eugene's presentation.
March 12, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Small group discussions of the assigned readings. Reading due for Topic #7 : Development of motivation in adolescence.
March 14, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Class discussion of student- and instructor-generated issues.
Week #9
March 17, Mon.: 11:30-12:20

Adjustments in expectation and in culture. Eugene's presentation.
March 19, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Small group discussions of the assigned readings. Reading due for Topic #8 : Development of motivation in handicapped children.
March 21, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Class discussion of student- and instructor-generated issues.
March 22, Sat.: 7:00 pm Biweekly feedback due
Week #10
03/24-03/28
Spring Recess
Week #11
March 31, Mon.: 11:30-12:20
03/31-04/04 Instructor will be out for the SRCD conference.
Small group discussions of the assigned readings.
Reading due for Topic #9 : More on cultural variations and motivation.
April 2, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Small group discussions of the assigned readings. Reading due for Topic #10 : Handicapped culture and handicapped motivation.
April 4, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Small group discussions of the assigned readings. Reading due for Topic #11 : Topic 11. Gender differences in motivation.
Week #12
April 7, Mon.: 11:30-12:20

Review of the course.
April 9, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Selecting group project topics. Writing a paragraph for the group project in class.
April 11, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Working on the first draft of the group project.
April 12, Sat.:
7:00 pm
Biweekly feedback due
Week #13
April 14, Mon.: 11:30-12:20

First draft of the group project is due in class. Providing "peer" feedback for the first drafts.
April 16, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Working on the second draft of the group project.
April 18, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Search the Internet for references (meeting at a computer lab).
Week #14
April 21, Mon.: 11:30-12:30

Consultations for individual papers. Second draft of the group project paper due.
April 23, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Working on the third draft of the group paper.
April 25, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Preparing group presentation.
April 26, Sat.: 7:00 pm Biweekly feedback due
Week #15
April 28, Mon.: 11:30-12:30
Group project presentation and class discussion (final draft of the group project paper due).
April 30, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Group project presentation and class discussion (final draft of the group project paper due).
May 2, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Group project presentation and class discussion (final draft of the group project paper due).
Week #16
May 5, Mon.: 11:30-12:30
Group project presentation and class discussion (final draft of the group project paper due).
May 7, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Group project presentation and class discussion (final draft of the group project paper due).
May 9, Fri.: 11:30-12:30 Group project presentation and class discussion (final draft of the group project paper due).
May 10, Sat.: 7:00 pm Biweekly feedback due
Week #17
May 12, Mon.: 11:30-12:30
Group project presentation and class discussion (final draft of the group project paper due).
May 14, Wed.: 11:30-12:20 Group project presentation and class discussion (final draft of the group project paper due).
Week #18
May 23, Fri.

Final individual paper due (it should be published on
the Publishing Web for Students' Final Papers). Reflective statement on your learning in class due (it should be posted on our class Web).

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Last changed: January 20, 1997. Created by Eugene Matusov.