Motivation Theories Of Motivation And Motivation Essay

1020 WordsOct 21, 20145 Pages
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: Grades Treats Stickers Praise Intrinsic Motivation Driven by internal factors: Fun Interests Challenges 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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