Session 01English for Specific Purposes 1b Orientation & What is Self-Determination Theory?

Summary: Nice to meet you. In class, we had an orientation to this course, viewed Daniel Pink's video, and learned more about what self-determination theory is. 

Pink. D. (2010). The surprising truth about motivation [Video file]. Retrieved 

     from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc&t=402s

How will your grade be calculated? Homework (15%), 4-Skills Logs (20%), Written Weekly Reflections (15%), Midterm Presentation (20%), Class Participation (10%), Final Paper (20%)   

Documents: 4-skills cover STD. Docs, ESP1 Learner Autonomy, ESP1_4Q Instructions, What is self-determination theory.pdf

Homework due in class on 12/03/2018: 

1. Option to complete one hour or more of your self-study Four-Skills Log. Please answer all of the questions: 

Which day, and which practice task?  Reflections: What did you do? How long for? What did you notice? How did you feel? New speaking or listening goals?

2. Please read and take 2 to 3 pages of notes about this article: 

Tran, N. (2015, December 24). What is self-determination theory? Positive Psychology Program. Retrieved    

   from https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/self-determination-theory/

Note-taking is an excellent skill to use while studying or in your daily life. There is no one correct way to take notes, but it is helpful not to write long sentences and write the main idea in phrases and images.