Supporting Students’ Intrinsic Motivation by Adrienne Kowcz,
From day one, we are innately curious. Children constantly explores the world around them, and as we grow, we gravitate toward careers and hobbies that interest us. We are intrinsically motivated to learn more. Educators should capitalize on this desire when designing instruction. Unfortunately, external motivators play far too great a role in education today.2 Overly prescriptive supervision and standardized evaluations can thwart the learning process, and cause learners to lose interest.