Reflection Week 3

11 Oct

In the third meeting, I came almost late and sat in the second row. I usually sit in the front row, this week i did not get a seat in front. It’s my consequence that did not come earlier 😦 . At beginning of the session, we talk about rules * again. Student not allowed to fill the absent if come late in two successive and no clear reason. I agree with the rule, because if we only accept and tolerance we cannot force ourselves to be disciplined. It is important to learn how to control and discipline ourselves.
This week we talk about The Influence of Beliefs on Motivation to Learn. Before we start to the topics, Ms. Lidya tells us to illustrate our dreams of 5-10 years to come. The interesting part is when listening to friends’ dreams with great intentions to reach their dreams. As I suspected, I am the last person to present a picture of my dream *huuuft. No other than, parent’s happiness and good progress in/of education are my big dream. I have and can live a life like this is because parents and education. I want to give with what has been given to me, even more. And sometimes that dreams motivated me a lot.
The next activity is a jigsaw reading. Our class divides into groups of 4 students. I entered in the expert group in “Expectations: Beliefs about Future Outcomes”. Expectation is a beliefs about a future outcome. The key words are expectancy and value theory, Expectancy times value theory, anything times zero is zero it means that if there is motivation there will be a goals and vice versa, if the motivation is not there then there would be no purpose and vice versa. expectancy X value theory -> no motivation = no goals. To increase of expectancy in classroom, teacher needs ZPD (zone of proximal development) and Scaffolding, Vygotsky’s theory talk in here.

There are 5 kinds of beliefs that can influence our motivation to learn. 1st is expectancy: beliefs about future outcomes, this is what i have told you (my expert groups’ topic). 2nd is beliefs about intelligence. An entity view of intelligence is beliefs that intelligence is not stable, for example “my parents are a teacher, so I must be a teacher too”. An incremental view of intelligence is not stable, “my parents are a teacher, but I have to be a doctors’. The next belief is Self-efficacy: Beliefs about capability. There are four factors That Influencing self-efficacy, 1st is past performance experience that come from last experience, 2nd is modeling that come from other person and observing the person as a model, 3rd is about verbal persuasion That come from others’ comments. Then, the last is psychological state that come from psychological and physiological factors. Two others beliefs are beliefs about values and beliefs about causes of performance. From jigsaw reading and discussion, I can see the different ways in which our beliefs can influence our motivation to learn. I do not really like reading, but the discussion makes me more interest and understands 🙂

Mita Pustari

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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Reflection week 3


One response to “Reflection Week 3

  1. radianekipur

    October 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I do agree mita,sometimes reading about serious topic our eyes getting tired easily. Sharing and discussion always interesting. We should treat our body to come earlier than usual just for thursday. Never give up for this thing. This is also for me. Thanks 🙂


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