Motivation Theories Of Motivation And Motivation Essay

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Overview of Presentation
What is motivation?
Cognitive theories of Motivation
Forms of Motivation
Motivation Theories
Profile of Motivational Problems
How to Motivate Students
What is Motivation?
Many different theorists have tried to define what is meant by motiviation. Urdan and Schoenfelder (2006) defined Motivation as follows: “Motivation is a complex part of human psychology and behavior that influences how individuals choose to invest their time, how much energy they exert in any given task, how they think and feel about the task, and how long they persist at the task" (Urdan, T. & Schoenfelder, E., 2006)

Forms of Motivation
Extrinsic Motivation
Driven by external factors:

Intrinsic Motivation Driven by internal factors:




Theories of Motivation
Profiles of Motivational Problems in Students (Stipek, 2002)

Defensive Daniel/ Danica

Pretends to be working but is just playing around
Afraid to try because he/she fears that everyone will know that he/she is “dumb”
One of the worst students in class
Puts his/her energy into preventing teachers and classmates from concluding that he/she lacks ability
The strategies he/she uses to avoid looking dumb prevents him/her from getting smart
Gives teachers impression that he/she is working diligently but just gets the answer from a classmate or from copying from someone else’s paper
Wants everyone to notice that he/she isn’t trying
Prefers to be known
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