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Active Learning – Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Find out why the joy experienced when you achieve a goal you have set for your self is so important for children's development of effective learning.

Good for looking at

  • The characteristics of effective teaching and learning
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Achieving a goal
  • Persistance
  • Concentration
  • Autonomy
  • Self-regulation
  • Social learning
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The rewards for the learning
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that can take place
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from self-chosen activities is intrinsic.
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The child gains a sense of accomplishment.
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She was motivated to achieve something from inside herself.
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She's becoming a self-regulated learner.
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Learning from external praise and rewards from adults
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doesn't result in the self-regulated learning.
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Yeah, I haven't been decorated yet.
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Hasn't got anything on.
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I know, it hasn't been decorated yet.
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And this is not going very well.
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Why don't you get some glue on the bottom.
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And then, do you know what, I'm putting it on.
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Look, tada!
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Take it off and when I'm playing with it,
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soon it will just come off, when I'm picking it up
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by the handle.
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Evie put some glue on it.
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When children are intrinsically motivated
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towards their own goals
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they're much more likely to persist and concentrate.
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They want to be autonomous.
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Push it down hard.
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What is Evie making?
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She's making maker's monkey.
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Maker's monkey is a kind of train, tada.
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Oh, that's still not working either.
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How 'bout some tape?
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That would definitely work.
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But, I don't think it will, because look.
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It will have to stick on here and the other side
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will have to be sticky.
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I know how it will be sticky.
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I know, it's really sticky with this on.
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Tada!
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Glued it on.
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That's good!
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Social interactions are also an important part
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of being motivated to learn.
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The learning can be shared.
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It's enjoyable.
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They learn from and imitate each other.
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It's a bit slippery.
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I do it nearly.
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I did it!
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We are doing it.
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It's too heavy.
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I nearly doing it.
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Wait, I got it.