Motivation and emotion/Tutorials/Self and goals/Instructor notes
These are some instructor notes and tips about running this tutorial.
This tutorial was run in 2010 for this first time, with three tutorial groups.
- Write the tutorial outline on the whiteboard:
- Student motivation (related to I-E motivation)
- Learned optimism (related to Personal control)
- Life effectiveness (related to Self)
- Textbook chapter - Advanced searching
- I-E motivation may be overly simplistic
- Ask for main motivations for going to university (could be approach, could be avoidance)
- Are each of these I or E? (some are debatable)
- Complete survey
- Explain motivations and outcomes (match) ~ satisfaction
- Explain Functionalist perspective (Clary & Snyder) e.g., in the context of volunteer motivations (e.g., Lifeline counseling)
- Explain implications for organisational management (e.g., recruiting, training, management)
- Introduce Martin Seligman and journey from learned helplessness (was challenged why 1/3 didn't learn helplessness) to learned optimism which breathed life into the positive psychology movement in the 1990s
- Take LOT and score
- Discuss the three dimensions (Permanence, Pervasiveness, Personalisation), as well as Hope and overall Optimism/Pessimism
- Note: There seems to be a problem with the calibration of the instrument - ask students who feels that their final score was more pessimistic than how they see themselves? (Almost all hands go up).
- Not many used UCanSearch
- 1/3 used Google Scholar
Ideas not used
- Goals (not currently covered)
- Feedback (not currently covered) e.g., article summary and discussion of The power of feedback (Hattie & Timberley, 2007)