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Saturday, April 16, 2011

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MOTIVATION

Surprisingly, there are advantages and disadvantages to motivation depending on whether motivation comes from outside sources,  known as extrinsic motivation, or from internal sources, termed intrinsic motivation.
 
     EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION:

Advantages:

1. Requires minimal effort on the part of the teacher or manager

2. Generally applicable to all individuals in the group

3. May consist of tangible or intangible rewards


Disadvantages:

1. Lack of effectiveness over a long-term period

2. Rewards or benefits must be steadily increased or changed to remain enticing

3. Discourages desire for learning for the sake of learning itself


 INTRINSIC MOTIVATION:

Advantages:

1. Leads to more effective long-term learning and recall

2. Is a personal experience for each individual in the group

3. Self-perpetuates further intrinsic motivation


Disadvantages:

1. Requires the instructor or leader to have personal knowledge of each individual in the group

2.Time-consuming for instructors/teachers

3.Varies for each individual

                                                           References

      
Ormrod, J.E. (2008). Human Learning (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall


       
 

 Wang, S. & Han, S. (2001). Six C's of Motivation. In M. Orey (Ed.),

       Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching, and technology.
     
       Retrieved from http://projects.coe.uga.edu/epltt/
       

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