Article 2 The Personal Learning Space


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“Self-efficacy, or your belief in your own abilities to deal with various situations, can play a role in not only how you feel about yourself, but whether or not you successfully achieve your goals in life.” (Cherry, 2017, p.1)

Educators should be striving to establish a strong sense of self efficacy in their students which will in turn motivate them to have a strong passion for learning while reaching their goals.

Self -efficacy affects the way that individuals look at learning and their acquirement of knowledge children who have a strong sense of self efficacy wish to master difficult questions. They have a deep sense of obligation to their activities and interests, they are resilient and recuperate swiftly from disappointment or setbacks. (Cherry, 2017) (Smith, 1996)

Children who have self -efficacy create positive strong efficient and engaging working environments as they are able to be motivated without being reminded or reprimanded. Thus children are able to successfully not only complete their work but then are able to share their work and views with their fellow classmates.  Instilling self efficacy when children are younger sets them up for success in providing them with a strong positive effective learning space wherever they are.

Personal learning spaces are intrinsic to every individual they are the spaces which will determine how successful they are in our academic career and thus should be built upon from a young age. (Cherry, 2017) (Smith, 1996)

Educators should be using reflection at the end of every day as it is a powerful tool which allows educators to ascertain whether they have done enough to create positive learning spaces for their children in the classroom. This allows educators to improve on themselves thus providing further scaffolding or actives/ tasks to assist students and meet their needs. (Pappas, 2010)

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Cherry, K. (2017). Self Efficacy: Why Believing in Yourself Matters. Retrieved from

Pappas, P. (2010). The Reflective Student: A Taxonomy of Reflection (Part 2). Retrieved from

Smith, M. (1996). Self-direction in learning. Retrieved from

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