Extrinsic Motivation In Reading

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INTRODUCTION The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won 't get learners excited about learning and willing to work hard if they 're not motivated. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a key factor in the success of learners at all stages of their education, and teachers can play a critical role in providing and encouraging that motivation in their learners. Of course, that 's much easier said than done, as all learners are motivated differently and it takes time and a lot of effort to learn to get a classroom full of persons excited about learning, working hard, and pushing themselves to excel. Even the best intentioned and educated teachers sometimes lack the skills to keep persons on track, so whether you 're a new…show more content…
For example, learners who love to read are naturally motivated to read - there is something about reading that they enjoy and that makes them want to do it even if there is no "reward" for it. Extrinsic motivation comes from sources external to the learner and the task. It can come through praise, recognition, or a system of rewards. For example, for learners who do not enjoy reading, a token economy involving prices may prompt them to read more often. As instructors, we hope to promote intrinsic motivation in our learners as it encourages life-long learning. It is difficult to encourage intrinsic motivation all of the time, however, especially because we spend over six (6) hours per day in the classroom. Some strategies for promoting intrinsic motivation include arousing interest in the subject matter, maintaining curiosity, using a variety of interesting presentation modes, and helping students set their own goals. A number of other strategies such as  Give learners a sense of…show more content…
A classroom is a great place for learning, but sitting at a desk day in and day out can make school start to seem a bit dull for some learners. To renew interest in the subject matter or just in learning in general, give your learners a chance to get out of the classroom. Take field trips, do more workshop activities, or even just head to the library for some research. The brain loves novelty and a new setting can be just what some learners need to stay motivated to learn.  Offer rewards. Everyone likes getting rewards, and offering your learners the chance to earn them, is an excellent source of motivation.  Allow learners to work together. While not all students will jump at the chance to work in groups, many will find it fun to try to solve problems, do experiments, and work on projects with other students. The social interaction can get them excited about things in the classroom and students can motivate one another to reach a goal. Instructors need to ensure that groups are balanced and fair, however, so that some students aren 't doing more work than others.  Give praise when earned. There is no other form of motivation that works quite as well as encouragement. Even as adults we crave recognition and praise, and students at any age are no exception. Instructors can give students a bounty of motivation by rewarding success publicly, giving praise for a job well done, and sharing exemplary
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