OK, so you've taught the theory (the content knowledge), but what about your students' essay writing skills?
Your students will have to write extended answers in their exams, but do they know 'what a good one looks like'?
Do they know how to construct high quality pieces of written work which fully answers the questions asked and gives appropriate examples from sport when requested.
This resource on attribution theory provides extended essay model answers to questions on Weiner's model of attribution theory and the concept of attribution retraining as well as learned helplessness and mastery orientation.
The exam style questions area:
Using practical examples explain the meaning of learned helplessness and mastery orientation. Explain how a hockey coach could promote mastery orientation in her players? (10 marks)
Using practical examples from tennis explain Weiner’s model of attribution theory. (8 marks)
They are a perfect reference to give to your students as model answers after they have attempted the questions themselves.
By working through the model answers with your students and analysing the features of the model that make it a strong response, (or how it could be improved still further!), they will be able to build up a greater appreciation of 'what a good one looks like' and what they have to do in order to produce high quality pieces of writing themselves.
Simply download this resource, select the blue boxes and delete them to reveal the full model answer responses which you can distribute to your students.