The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment - Quiz & Worksheet


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How does motivation affect learning?

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1. Maria studied hard and received an A on her history assignment. She felt proud and was reinforced to continue to study hard for every history exam. Which motivational perspective is represented in this scenario?

2. How can educators use indices of motivation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's important to keep your students motivated, and this quiz tests you on some of those ways. You will be expected to identify theoretical perspectives of motivation by their descriptions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This motivation quiz tests your ability to:

  • Determine if something is or is not an index of motivation
  • Recognize the motivational perspective a given scenario represents
  • Understand a correct statement about motivation
  • Recall the perspective that proposes that personality characteristics affect motivation
  • Know the perspective a given scenario highlights

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on the role of motivation in the classroom
  • Critical thinking - use information on motivation in the classroom to consider if something is or is not an index of motivation
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about motivation to identify particular theoretical perspectives

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about motivation? Then check out the lesson titled The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment. It covers the following objectives:

  • Define motivation
  • Explain situational motivation
  • Examine different perspectives of motivation and how teachers can utilize them to increase motivation