The Insititute @ CESA #1 introduced the Learning Independence Continuum a couple of weeks ago. Motivation is the first element in the continuum and in this blog they focus on intrinsic motivation.
"The best way to stimulate intrinsic motivation is to design learning activities that are interesting, valuable and purposeful to students.
How do you do that?
First, you must know your learner. A learner profile may help develop this understanding. Tapping intrinsic motivating factors requires insight from the perspective of the learner.
Providing feedback on short-term goals and providing autonomy and learner choice are also strategies that have been shown to be successful in motivating students intrinsically.
Our next post will show how intrinsically motivated students will move along the continuum and become engaged students once they put that motivation into action."