GUIDING AND MOTIVATING THE STUDENT
My knowledge of theory is grounded on educational theories which examine how and why students learn. The theories suggest that students learn best through intrinsic motivation and when guided to become self-directed learners. Although I perused the works of John Dewey and Carl Rogers, I became most immersed in the self-efficacy theory, self-determination theory and implicit theories of intelligence; so I proposed a motivational theory framework which might integrate the underpinnings of these three contemporary theories. I also wanted to learn if and how this motivational theory framework could be applied to the varied educational experiences of a diverse family, so I invited my son and daughter to co-author an article with me which has since been submitted to the Learning Landscapes journal. Accordingly, I chose this article as my first artifact so feel free to review my interpretation of this experience below.
Montgomery, D. P., Montgomery, M., Montgomery, M.T. (In review). Theories of motivation to support the needs of all learners. Learning Landscapes Journal.
PROPOSED MOTIVATIONAL THEORY FRAMEWORK