Which is more important?
Getting the learners to believe that you can help them achieve their goals?
Or having the learners believe in themselves that they can achieve their goals?
Here’s what I found.
There are research, such as this one, that points to self-confidence as the drive that positively influences one’s life.
But according to the National Research Council:
Self-confidence is not a motivational perspective by itself. It is a judgment about capabilities for accomplishment of some goal.
I took that definition and did the following.
In the design and development of an online course, I chunk down the goal into milestones. And then, by further chunking down each milestone into a series of steps.
I then convert these steps into lessons, and milestones into modules. That way, with each lesson, the participant will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable them to achieve the milestones of each modules.
With each module, the participants will be building up their capabilities. By the end of the course, they would have the confidence to accomplish their goals.
How would you help your learners?