Isobel Stevenson

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Entries Tagged as 'Self-efficacy'

Confidence

October 15, 2009 by Isobel Stevenson · 1 Comment · Student Achievement

OK, I hate to be a name-dropper BUT… I had a little e-mail exchange with Rick Stiggins the other day.  I wrote to ask him about what he says in his presentations with regard to the role of experiencing success in building successful, motivated students.  He is particularly eloquent on that topic.  He pointed me […]

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Self-efficacy

January 30, 2009 by Isobel Stevenson · 1 Comment · Student Achievement

I’ve mentioned the term “self-efficacy” a couple of times, so here’s what the major researcher on the concept, Albert Bandura, says about it.  This is a more recent reference (Bandura 1994) but he’s been writing on this topic for more than thirty years.  I think this is very important, and is a description of a […]

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Kung Fu Panda

January 1, 2009 by Isobel Stevenson · 1 Comment · Student Achievement

One of the great unexpected benefits of having children is finding out how many great animated movies there are.  One of my goals is to write about them all.  Well, not really, but many are worth writing about. My latest favorite is Kung Fu Panda.   When I started writing this, I was planning on not […]

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