Motivation is a basic factor in the success of students’ education in all ages. To facilitate learning it is important to identify how the students are motivated to learn and what their barriers are. Understanding the intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors enable educators to focus on the cause of the problem.
Evidence and researches suggest the autonomy, relatedness and competence promote the highest motivation to enhance persistent learning.
Especially when considering adult learners a reason or purpose creates motivation for learning. Effective educator should understand these motivational factors in order to engage and inspire them in this lifelong learning process.
A motivational video from Ted talks, “Teach teachers how to create magic” by Christopher Emidin.