Describes the learning environment most appropriate for the educational topic and intended audience that you identified.

Assessment Instructions

Note: Assessments in this course build on each other and must be completed in sequential order.

Create a 3–4-page report on the optimal learning environment for the course you began developing in Assessment 1. You should select a learning environment that will foster motivation in your learner population, support your efforts at classroom motivation, and best serve the goals of the course.

Optional Preparation

Practice implementing these considerations in the Vila Health challenge provided in the Resources before beginning your work here.

Instructions

Create a report that does the following:

  • Describes the learning environment most appropriate for the educational topic and intended audience that you identified.
  • Briefly describes and evaluates theories of classroom management, learner management, and learner motivation that are relevant to your course and intended audience.
  • Describes evidence-based strategies for classroom and learner management and evidence-based best practices to enhance learner motivation and how you would employ these in your learning environment and with a diverse group of learners.
  • Supports your choices with scholarly resources.

Additional Requirements

  • Format: 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font, double-spaced in Microsoft Word.
  • Length: 3–4 pages, plus a title page and a references page.
  • Use correct APA format, including running head, page numbers, and a title page.
  • Use and cite at least three scholarly articles in your plan.
  • Writing should be free of grammar and spelling errors that distract from content.Management and Motivation Scoring Guide
    CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
    Describe the most appropriate learning environment for an intended topic and audience. Does not describe the most appropriate learning environment for an intended topic and audience. Describes a learning environment for an intended topic and audience, but it is not the most appropriate. Describes the most appropriate learning environment for an intended topic and audience. Describes the most appropriate learning environment for an intended topic and audience; considers alternate learning environments and explains the logic behind the choice of learning environment.
    Describe theories of classroom and learner management. Does not describe theories of classroom and learner management. Identifies but does not describe theories of classroom and learner management. Describes theories of classroom and learner management. Describes theories of classroom and learner management; assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the chosen theories.
    Describe theories of learner motivation. Does not describe theories of learner motivation. Identifies but does not describe theories of learner motivation. Describes theories of learner motivation. Describes theories of learner motivation; assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the chosen theories.
    Evaluate the applicability of classroom management and learner motivation theories to a specific course. Does not evaluate the applicability of classroom management and learner motivation theories to a specific course. Describes but does not evaluate the applicability of classroom management and learner motivation theories to a specific course. Evaluates the applicability of classroom management and learner motivation theories to a specific course. Evaluates the applicability of classroom management and learner motivation theories to a specific course; identifies area of uncertainty, knowledge gaps, and/or additional information that would provide additional clarity to the evaluation.
    Describe evidence-based strategies for classroom and learner management. Does not describe evidence-based strategies for classroom and learner management. Incompletely describes evidence-based strategies for classroom and learner management. Describes evidence-based strategies for classroom and learner management. Describes evidence-based strategies for classroom and learner management; impartially considers conflicting evidence and/or other perspectives.
    Describe evidence-based best practices to enhance learner motivation in diverse settings. Does not describe evidence-based best practices to enhance learner motivation in diverse settings. Incompletely describes evidence-based best practices to enhance learner motivation in diverse settings. Describes evidence-based best practices to enhance learner motivation in diverse settings. Describes evidence-based best practices to enhance learner motivation in diverse settings; impartially considers conflicting evidence and/or other perspectives.
    Support a position with effective written communication; use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, and APA style and formatting. Does not support a position with effective written communication; uses incorrect spelling, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, and APA style and formatting. Supports a position with ineffective written communication, with incorrect spelling, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, or APA style and formatting.. Supports a position with effective written communication; uses correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, and APA style and formatting. Supports a position with effective, professional-quality written communication; uses correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, and APA style and formatting, free of errors.