Motivating Students to Learn

Erasmus+ KA-1 Course -

Learn more about motivating the student in the classroom.

Motivating Students To Learn and Successful Teaching

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Course Description

Motivation is the energy that gives behavior direction and focus, and can be understood in a variety of ways. This course will teach you about the different theories on motivation and you will learn how to create a classroom environment that encourages motivation. One perspective on understanding motivation is behaviorism, where underlying motives are equated to outward expressions. Other perspectives are based on cognitive theories, and you will learn how to generate interest in a topic and to encourage achievement goals that increase motivation. Students’ attributions about the success or failure of a task also affect their motivation; you will learn how to create an environment that will encourage positive attributions. This course will help you discover how to encourage high self-efficacy beliefs in a student, as high self-efficacy can affect motivation positively. The self-determination theory is based on the idea that everyone has basic needs that must be fulfilled before they can be fully motivated, and you will learn how to ensure that these needs are fulfilled in your classroom. The course will then teach you how to combine elements from the different theories through the TARGET model, and create a positive learning environment that promotes motivation.

Target groups

Teachers (Preschool, primary, Secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), teacher trainers, educational guides and counselors, head teachers/ managers of schools, adult education professionals, parents, other interested person

Course Programme:

Module 1: Behavior and Goals as Motivation Sources

Behavior and Goals as Motivation Sources - Learning Outcomes

Behavior as a Source of Motivation

Cautions about Behavioral Perspectives on Motivation

Goals that Contribute to Achievement

Goals that Affect Achievement Indirectly

Behavior and Goals as Motivation Sources - Summary

Module 2: Motivation Related to Attributions and Interests

Motivation Related to Attributions and Interests - Learning Outcomes

Interest as Motivation

Motives Related to Attribution

Module 3: Self-Efficacy

Self-Efficacy - Learning Outcomes

Effects of Self-Efficacy on Students’ Behavior

Learned Helplessness

Sources of Self-Efficacy Beliefs

A Caution: Motivation as Content versus Motivation as Process

Self-Efficacy - Summary

Module 4: Self-Determination

Self-Determination - Learning Outcomes

Self-Determination and Intrinsic Motivation

Using Self-Determination Theory in the ClassroomStart Topic

Keeping Self-Determination in PerspectiveStart Topic

Self-Determination - Summary

Module 5: Combining Motivation Theories

Combining Motivation Theories - Learning Outcomes

Expectancy x Value: Effects on Students’ Motivation

The TARGET Model

Motivation: Sustaining Focus on Learning

Combining Motivation Theories - Summary

Module 6: Motivating Students to Learn Assessment


After completing this course the learner will be able to:


After completing this course the learner will be able to:
- Select general learning goals for their students;
- Formulate specific educational objectives using cognitive or behavioral approaches;
- Treat their students as a source of instructional goals;
- Enhance student learning through using a variety of resources for goals;
- Create bridges among curriculum goals and students’ prior experiences for success of instructional goals;

Financial conditions - Fee

  • The course fee – 600 € for a 7 days course. Amount includes preparation for the course, tuition, training materials, administration costs, organizational costs, half-day excursion and VAT. (Without travel)
  • We can provide you very nice and comfortable hotels. All expenses is covered by EU in Erasmus+ School and Erasmus+ Adult project.
  • We can organise extra cultural activities.

Our courses will take place

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We can help you during proposal writing...

We can help you during proposal writing...

We offer free consultancy for writing the application form for our patners (for groups larger than 8 persons).

For further details and registration, contact Ali ULUSOY, General Manager of Happy Kids.

We can also collaborate in KA-2 s...