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intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

Help with these areas is given:
1. What are intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and motivation to learn?
2. What are the possible motivational effects of success and failure, and how do these
effects relate to beliefs and about ability?
3. What are the roles of goals, interest, emotions, and beliefs about the self in motivation?
4. What external factors can teachers influence that will encourage students' motivation
to learn?
5. What strategy can be used to teach a subject to an uninterested student?

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1. Intrinsic motivation and motivation to learn are closely linked. A student will look inside themselves to find the answers to how a teacher can best help them to learn. Extrinsic motivation and motivation to learn is more driven by the teacher. A teacher will be a "sage on the stage," talking to the students as they passively retain the knowledge. The motivation to learn in an extrinsic situation relies more on how the teacher relates to the students.
2. Motivational effects of success come from receiving good grades - or at least grades the students deserve. Motivational effects can also come from discussions with the teacher about the student's development either ...

Solution Summary

This job discusses intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.