If we are motivated to do something, such motivation is manifested in our behavior. In the classroom, learning becomes a form of behavior. We can then say that learning is motivated.
A variety of factors cause motivation. There are physical factors, such as exercise and good nutrition. There are also psychological factors, such as kindness and authority. Other factors are environmental, such as security and pleasant environment.
Motivation is a force which makes us take an action. This condition may be stimulated by a physical need, an emotion, or an idea; but whatever is the cause, motivation always drives us to perform something.
Motivation cannot be separated from behavior. It is an essential element of behavior. Motivation moves either toward or away from something.
Motivation is individual and elusive and yet a person’s beliefs, feelings, interests, and goals influence it.
Motivation is our willingness to expend certain amount of effort to achieve a particular goal under a particular set of circumstances. For this reason, motivation plays an important role in academic success. It is therefore important that we develop various abilities to enhance our motivation level.
Motivation is a process. Choice is our power to select. Instrumental behavior deals with all the activities that we engage in order to satisfy our motive. The last step is when the motive is satisfied or not.
Success in the satisfaction of a motive depends on three aspects. The quality or quantity of the goal contribute to success. Consummatory behavior, an example of which is the consummation of a college education by students upon receiving their diplomas, is also a factor. Finally, how we feel about satisfying a motive is important.
Motivation is an innate and integral part of our biological predispositions. This means that motivation is connected to our minds, feelings, and emotions. Our feelings are influenced by our response to a particular behavior.
Many of our goals, activities, and desires are driven by both biological components and learning.
Intrinsic motivation means that in the absence of an external reward, we would still perform the activities for our own sake. Extrinsic motivation, on the other hand, is based on the external reward. Motivation also depends on our awareness of their existence, such as in the case of conscious and unconscious motivation.
Facilitating Human Learning, Motivations and Drives
GED 222 REPORT
Submitted to: Prof. Jocelyn Bacasmot
GED 222 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Submitted by: Marvin B. Gonzaga
Submission Date: Jan. 7, 2014
1. Explain the role of motivation in learning.
2. Identify the aspects of motivation.
3. Show how motivation affects behavior.
4. Know the factors affecting motivation.
5. List the sequences of motivation.
6. Differentiate motives and drives.
7. Identify the types of motivation.
refers to an internal state of arousal that often
linked with behavior.
Causes of motivation
Aspects of Motivation
1. Motivation takes place within the individual.
2. It is possible to treat the students in ways that
encourage them to develop the desire for
3. It is impossible to present materials to be
learned in ways that will make learning easier.
4. The potential learner’s motivation will
automatically be directed toward his or her
most pressing need at the moment.
Motivation and Behavior
Arthur Schopenhauer – believed that to be
motivated is to be moved into action.
If students study their lessons ahead of time,
they will not cram on examination days.
Factors Affecting Motivation
Knowledge in a particular content area
Beliefs about what the teacher expects
Adolescents’ self-concept or perceived
Anxiety and concern over grades
Level of support in the classroom environment
Difficulty and challenge of the task
Belief that learning is useful, meaningful, and
of consequence to others
Abilities That Enhance
1. Manage the environment
2. Manage our own thoughts
3. Set goals
4. Maintain a healthy lifestyle
5. Make commitments
6. Monitor our behavior
7. Manage stress
8. Manage rewards
Sequence of Motivation
of a motive
Factors Affecting the Satisfaction of
Factors affecting the
satisfaction of a motive
Motives and Drives
People are compelled to act in order to:
1. Increase pleasure and decrease painful
2. Get innate physiological needs.
3. Compensate for innate drive.
Drives – motivation that is assumed to have a
strong biological component and plays an
important role in survival and reproduction.
Examples : hunger, thirst, and fear
Motives – urges that are mainly learned such as
the need for achievement.
Types of Motivation
Intrinsic motivation – comes from within the
individual and the pleasure provided by work
Extrinsic motivation – comes from the pleasure
Conscious motivation – deals with our
awareness of such motivation.
Unconscious motivation – our drives operate in
an unconscious level.