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  • 1. 

    What is the relationship between cognition and motivation?

  • 2. 

    What is self-efficacy? Summarize your answer in no more than 25 words.

  • 3. 

    What four common and basic reasons do people give for success or failure on a task?

  • 4. 

    Describe one thing you can do to increase students' motivation.

  • 5. 

    Do you agree or disagree with the statement below?  Support your answer. ". . . the single greatest need for underachieving schools and underachieving students is building vocabulary and background “(Gunning, 2010, p.285).

  • 6. 

     Motivation is an external state that arouses, directs, and maintains behavior.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Motivation is an internal state, not external.

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  • 7. 

    What is cognition? (Please choose one answer only)

    • A.

      Set of processes that allow us to pay attention to things.

    • B.

      Transference of information to long-term memory.

    • C.

      Content of our thoughts.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Cognition refers to the set of processes that allow us to pay attention to things, transfer information to long-term memory, and encompasses the content of our thoughts. In other words, cognition involves various mental processes such as perception, attention, memory, and thinking, which collectively contribute to our understanding, knowledge, and thought processes. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 8. 

    The more prior knowledge a person has on a topic, the more interest he/she has in it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that there is a positive correlation between a person's prior knowledge on a topic and their level of interest in it. This means that the more someone knows about a subject, the more likely they are to be interested in it. This can be explained by the fact that having prior knowledge allows individuals to better understand and engage with the topic, leading to a greater interest and curiosity to learn more.

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  • 9. 

    What are the current Cognitive Theories of Motivation? Check all that apply.

    • A.

      Social Cognitive Theory, i.e. Self-efficacy

    • B.

      Self-Determination Theory

    • C.

      Attribution Theory

    • D.

      Expectancy Value Theory

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Social Cognitive Theory, i.e. Self-efficacy
    B. Self-Determination Theory
    C. Attribution Theory
    D. Expectancy Value Theory
    Explanation
    The current Cognitive Theories of Motivation include Social Cognitive Theory, which focuses on self-efficacy, Self-Determination Theory, which emphasizes the importance of autonomy and intrinsic motivation, Attribution Theory, which examines how individuals attribute their successes and failures to internal or external factors, and Expectancy Value Theory, which explores the relationship between an individual's expectations and the value they place on a particular outcome. Therefore, all of the options provided are correct.

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  • 10. 

    Which Tier do domain specific vocabulary words belong?

    • A.

      Tier 1

    • B.

      Tier 2

    • C.

      Tier 3

    Correct Answer
    C. Tier 3
    Explanation
    Tier 1 words are basic words; Tier 2 words are high-frequency words.

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  • 11. 

    My name is                                      .

    Correct Answer
    N/A

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