The replies were great to my original post – the right answer is Jones MUSIC Model of Engagement. I have tried to maximise all five components of the model in order to maximise engagement and intrinsic motivation.
Another week – and I can’t believe that I didn’t write anything to you last week – but I will make amends and write this week. The overall quality of your work just gets better and better. As the semester goes on, your work becomes more in-depth and really gets at the meat of what we are examining.
Our class has been designed around a theoretical model of motivation from the field of psychology that has a number of principles or components. I would like you to think about the class and see if you can figure out what the model is (it has been mentioned in several blogs this semester).
I would like to make extra mention of Bethan’s blog – first one, and it sets a new standard.
In reading Naomi’s blog on academic competition, I wondered how you view this class. Is it more competitive or do you see this as a cooperative experience? Here is a pill for you (I figured out how to do them, so you’re going to get them – better than clickers).
A number of students have talked to me about the pressure of getting all of the comments done by Monday at midnight – given that a good portion of the work would have to take place on the weekend. As a result, I am asking you to respond to this poll so I can decide if the due day should be moved.
The only drawback I can think of is that it puts it close to your next blog due date.