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April 2016
Vol 13 No 5
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Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation
By Dr. Marvin Marshall

Our future leaders and citizens are continually being short-changed. The reason is that the world of education is continually using extrinsic or external motivational approaches to have students behave appropriately, act responsibly, and put forth effort in their learning.

Extrinsically motivated behaviors are ones that are performed to receive some reward. Extrinsic motivation is in play when the reason for engaging in an activity is motivated by something other than the activity itself, such as doing what the teacher wants in order to receive a sticker or engaging in learning to get a good grade.

However, a much more effective approach is to prompt intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation involves doing an activity for its own sake, such as spending tine on a hobby. Intrinsically motivated behaviors are ones for which the rewards are internal to the person by bringing satisfaction and joy from the activity itself....

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