Motivation - notions of science I will seek to share with...

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Motivation [Type the document subtitle] Kaitlyn A. Herthel Educational Psychology 306:02 April 28, 2008
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2 Kaitlyn A. Herthel A student’s motivation for a task determines the participation and the success for their involvement with that activity. Motivation is the process whereby goal-directed activity is instigated and sustained. 1 If a student has no desire to do a task, they will not give it their full effort or will not complete it at all, reflecting poorly on the student’s ability. A person’s level of motivation for a specific task is determined by different factors, including individual differences, self-efficacy, the attribution theory and intrinsic motivation. The level of engagement for an activity is determined by one of the preceding theories. Throughout my educational career to date, I have always been motivated by art. On the other hand, I have never been motivated to participate in science-related activities. Throughout this paper, I will examine the reasons why I am motivated by visual, mental and physical realms of art but not by the conceptual and physical
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Unformatted text preview: notions of science. I will seek to share with the reader why my motivation is so high for one area, yet lacking for the other. Motivation energizes and directs behavior. Features of the task lead to different directions for motivation. For example, integrating sports into a math topic can gain the attention of a football player who never understood math, motivating him or her to understand the topic in relation to the game. Teachers can appeal to students who are not motivated intrinsically or who have issues with self-efficacy by “tricking” them into learning. Students with low-efficacy often do not believe that they can accomplish a task, which ultimately results in their willingness to attempt the task. By teaching students in non-traditional ways, such as by relating it to other areas or by showing them things through hands-on means, students who are not motivated can learn without realizing they are. 1 Motivating Learning. Lecture, March 13, 2008....
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