The Importance Of Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Generation Z are children …show more content…
Research suggests that through this time their brain goes through a major restructuring phase which can impact both their learning and behaviour. Teachers knowing this information assists them when planning lessons but also to respond to students in particular ways in a variety of situations.
There are many factors within the classroom that can de-motivate students. Extrinsic rewards, stress, homework and high stakes testing encourages this idea of de-motivation. If students don’t see relevance to their work, they will often feel that there is no need to complete it. Students need to see value or a main goal in their work so they become motivated.
The Expectancy-value theory contains two constructs, task related and competence related. When a child is asked to complete a task two questions are raised, why should I do this task? And am I able to do this task? There are certain values that this particular theory raises, like Importance, Intrinsic and Extrinsic value.
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We need to not only understand our subject but also need to understand students and how they learn. I hope to still gain wider knowledge and ideas of teaching throughout my course. If I can do this, then I believe that I can be the best teacher I can be and encourage my students to want to be their best throughout their learning. My past experiences have helped me to know what type of teacher I want to be and wider research has supported and influenced my ideas. As a teacher I want to promote learning and make the students as interested as possible and my understanding of all the above points will help me develop this