Combining Technology with the 6 C\'s of Motivation

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  • Combining Technology with the 6 C\'s of Motivation

    1. 1. Combining Technology with the 6 “C’s” of Motivation By: Rose Castro ED 480 Educational Technology Teach Back Mary Anne Campo 04-15-08
    2. 2. Motivational Effects <ul><li>Kids like the immediate results. It’s </li></ul><ul><li>not a result that you can get anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>except on the computer…For them it </li></ul><ul><li>really is a big deal-much more so than I </li></ul><ul><li>ever thought it was going to be. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary Teacher </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Technology <ul><li>When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Six “C’s” of Motivation <ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Constructing Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences </li></ul>
    5. 5. Choice <ul><li>When students are given choices to select tasks that are close to their personal interests, their motivation to learn increases. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Challenge <ul><li>When providing tasks requiring appropriate level of challenge, students are more likely to be motivated. Teachers should provide feedback to enhance students’ self-efficacy and sustain their motivation toward learning. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Control <ul><li>When involved in the process of classroom control (e.g. decision-making, organization of content, choosing team members, etc.), students will be more responsible, independent, and self-regulated learners. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Collaboration <ul><li>Students willingly work together and inspire each other to reach a desired goal and finish the group task. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances individuals’ thinking and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Students share learning strategies and perspectives with each other through social interaction </li></ul>
    9. 9. Constructing Meaning <ul><li>Students are given the opportunity to build a rationale for the meaningfulness of literacy activities. By perceiving the meaningfulness of activities and the value of knowledge, students’ learning motivation will enhance. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Consequences <ul><li>Teachers provide channels for students to display their work and learn from each other. This also gives students a positive feeling about effort, ownership, achievement, and responsibility. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Sample Activity <ul><li>Using the 6 “C’s” for motivating ESL students. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Experiences in the Classroom <ul><li>The City Building Project </li></ul><ul><li>CSILE: Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>The DIG Project </li></ul><ul><li>A Student Run Manufacturing Company </li></ul><ul><li>The Multicultural Heroes Project </li></ul>
    13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>6 C’s enhance student’s motivation when applied to open-ended tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to make their own choices and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Provide feedback </li></ul>
    14. 14. The End.

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