Extrinsic Motivation And Intrinsic Motivation Essay

912 Words Nov 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are two very different concepts. Intrinsic motivation is like a natural drive in my opinion. You want to do the task you are doing because you enjoy it. While on the other hand, extrinsic motivation is drive to do a certain task because you will be getting something in return. You aren’t technically interested in what you are doing you just want what there is to gain from it. After reading about these two concepts the first thing that popped into my head is what role they play in the classroom. We should push what we teach to spark intrinsic motivation. I realize that that isn’t possible for every situation all the time but I believe teachers can do more to interest students to want to learn. An effective technic would be to use a students outside interests in your favor. Find ways to apply that specific interest to their learning experiences. We want children to learn because the want to not because they want the grade or the praise! Intrinsic motivation is more meaningful and more likely to have a lasting effect. Teachers who are able to tap into students intrinsic motivation create a much more meaningful learning experience for students. Intrinsic motivation also encourages overachieving.

The loss of intrinsic motivation is extremely awful if you think about it. Children are more driven for the rewards and gains rather than the knowledge. Since I have began my journey to become an educator I’ve always been taught to put children in…

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