Virtual learning lab title - Becoming an expert learner

8 Essential Lessons, Unit 8: Understanding Your Motivation


In this unit, you will be presented with a model of sociocultural, personal, and environmental factors that influence student motivation in the college classroom.

You will learn about how different beliefs influence your motivation and learning. In addition, you will learn self-regulatory strategies to improve your motivation to learn. In this unit we will view motivation in terms of three components: choice of behavior, level of activity, and persistence and effort. These components heavily influence whether a person is motivated to achieve..

Unit Objectives

At the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  1. Differentiate between fixed and incremental ability.
  2. Define the factors that influence motivation.
  3. Apply strategies to improve motivation.