Phone: 0191 284 3322
Address: 50 Ferrisdale way, Ne3 2se Newcastle upon Tyne
Student motivation has always been a key but ambiguous and complex attempt that educational systems have normally failed to address appropriately. Most educational institutions have always provided a “reward based” motivation. Whereas this works in most “self-efficacy-oriented” student who are simply out there to be recognised as the “achievers”, but neglects those students that prefer to be in the background and yet desiring to accomplish their academic dream.
Educational psychology has identified two basic classifications of motivation:
(a) Intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation arises from a desire to learn a topic due to its inherent interests, for self-fulfilment, enjoyment and to achieve a mastery of the subject.
(b) On the other hand, extrinsic motivation is motivation to perform and succeed for the sake of accomplishing a specific result or outcome. Students who are very grade-oriented are extrinsically motivated, whereas students who seem to truly embrace their work and take a genuine interest in it are intrinsically motivated.