Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning


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Jason detests chemistry and is only taking the class because it is a requirement for admission to City University, where he desperately wants to go to college. Jason's reason for enrolling in chemistry is an example of _____ motivation.

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1. Julia has always liked science classes. A good grade in chemistry will help her gain admittance to City University, but Julia also truly wants to understand how to use chemistry. She sees it useful for her future profession and she enjoys the experiments. Julia's motive for enrolling in chemistry is an example of _____ motivation.

2. Mrs. Cook helps her 5th grade class develop the classroom rules and create a list of rewards and consequences for following or breaking class rules. Mrs. Cook is hoping to increase students' intrinsic motivation through the use of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Motivation has an impact on the outcome of any task you choose to undertake. Learn about the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and use the quiz and worksheet combo to help you focus in on how you can harness the power of motivation to improve classroom outcomes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Ability to identify examples of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Strategies that can impact motivation
  • Sources of intrinsic motivation and how they can be used to affect outcomes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information about the sources of intrinsic motivation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about classroom strategies that can impact motivation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in classroom settings

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to enhance learning with intrinsic & extrinsic motivation, review the accompanying lesson. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and how they affect outcomes
  • Understand how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can co-exist simultaneously, depending on the activity
  • Recognize which sort of motivation tends to be low and needs a boost in classroom settings
  • Analyze sources of intrinsic motivation and classroom strategies that can improve it
  • Understand that there is still a place for extrinsic motivators in a classroom setting