Attending to affect
Lecturers and Teaching Assistants
Prof. David Fortus
Course Schedule and Location
Monday, 09:00 - 10:30, Musher, Meeting Rm
Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points
Science Teaching: Lecture; Elective; Regular; 2.00 points
Attendance and participation
Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)
This course provides an introduction to the various expressions of affect in education: interest, motivation, continuing motivation, self-efficacy, engagement and attitudes. Students learn about each of these constructs and the different theoretical frameworks that have been developed to describe, measure, and explain them. In addition they will be introduced to different studies that have been done (some of them at Weizmann) that have enhanced our understanding of these constructs and the role they play in students' learning of science.
Upon successful completion of the course the students will be able to:
- Describe the different theories related to motivation, self-efficacy, interest, engagement and attitudes
- Explain which theory is appropriate in which situations.
- Identify the similarities and differences between the various constructs
- Demonstrate how the various constructs are connected to one another.