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Motivation to Learn

Motivation to learn

Motivation is a key factor in successful learning and this chapter will focus on strategies to develop motivation. These will include:

  • setting goals, short-term targets and rewards,
  • the importance of intrinsic motivation
  • an acknowledgement that motivating children to learn is not the responsibility of one teacher, but incorporates the whole-school ethos and school climate.

Ideally motivation should be intrinsic – that is, a learner is self-motivating. To achieve this however a learner needs to have a desired goal and some determination to succeed. Children who experience barriers to learning, such as those with dyspraxia and dyslexia, can find motivation challenging as repeated failure will result in serious de-motivation. As referred to in the previous chapter, this state is often referred to ...

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