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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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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course EDU 201 taught by Professor Kemplar during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08