Psychology of Motivation and Learning

By Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Rather   |   Department of Education, University of Kashmir
Learners enrolled: 1488
The course “Psychology of Motivation and Learning is part of the core subjects in B.Ed, under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) of UGC. The course is specially designed to develop the comprehension of the students about Motivation and learning and its impact on classroom atmosphere and the holistic personality of the student. It will also help the students in addressing many issues of education viz; under-achievement, Student unrest, Examination fear, Methods of Teaching and issues related to guidance and adjustment. This course will also help the students to develop proper attitudes related to the profession of teaching, and later life adjustments.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 6 weeks
Start Date : 06 Sep 2021
End Date : 16 Oct 2021
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

1. Concept and process of motivation
2. Determinants of motivation ( Hedonism, instinct, ideals, sense of values, role of unconscious)
3. Personal and environmental factor of motivation
4. Major psychological motives: Achievement, Affiliation and power.
5. Motivation, theories of motivation & techniques to enhance motivation
6. Theory of motivation by McDougall.
7. Psychoanalytic theory by A. Adler
8. Social learning theory of motivation
9. Theory of motivation by A.Maslow & Sigmand freud
10. Theory of achievement motivation(McClelland)
11. concept & process of learning
12. Nature, Concept & factors of learning
13. Maturation, its factors of learning, relation of maturation with learning
14. transfer of learning: types and factors affecting transfer.
15. role of teacher in maximum transfer.
16. trail and error theory of learning, theoretical perspectives
17. .classical conditioning, major phenomenon and practical implications.
18. operant conditioning, theoretical principles, educational implications.
19. insightfull learning theory, laws of perceptual organization and educational implications.
20.     Robert hierarchy of learning

Books and references

1) Maslow, A., Motivation and Personality, New York: Harper & Row, 1954
2) Hull, C.L., Principles of Behavior, New York: Appleton Century-Crofts,1943.
3) McDougall,W., Socail Psychology, London: Mthuen, 1908
4) Gagne, R.M.,The Conditions of Learning, New York: Rinehart & Wilson, 1970
5) Guthrie, E.R., The Psychology of  Learning, New York: Harper and Row, 1952.

Instructor bio

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Rather

Department of Education, University of Kashmir
Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Rather is senior Assistant Professor, at Department of Education University of Kashmir with more than 10 years of teaching experience. He has an M. Phil &PhD from university of Kashmir and has been involved with teaching various subjects at UG and PG levels including Psychology, Creativity and Education, Guidance and Counseling, Mental Hygiene. His research interests include creativity and learning etc. He has been associated with various Radio and T.V programmes linked to Education, psychology and Counseling. Acted in various psychology and decision making as developer and presenter of contents for MOOCs and development of e-Content.

Course certificate

30% for in-course assessment and 70% for end term proctored exam  

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