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Motivation Principles and Classroom Teaching
In Chapter 6, we developed these four general principles from theories of
motivation that can inform your use of instructional techniques and strategies.
• Principle 6.1: Learners Are More Motivated When They Believe That
Their Actions Will Result in Successfully Completing Challenging
Tasks. • Principle 6.2: Learners are More Motivated by Activities that Appeal
to Their Personal Needs, Motives, and Interests. • Principle 6.3: Learners are More Motivated When They Have Specific
Near-Term Goals That They Believe Are Important. 69 • Principle 6.4: Learners Are More Motivated When Appropriate levels
of Variety, Choice, and Surprise Are Incorporated into Lessons.
Successful Completion of Challenges Principle 6.1 suggests that students will be more motivated if they believe
there is a relationship between their effort and their success on challenging tasks.
In terms of attribution theo...
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