How to Motivate your Kids

Friday, October 15, 2021 2:18 pm
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Education Specialist, Natalie Nicholls, joined Mike to talk about the 2 types of Motivation Extrinsic and Intrinsic.

Intrinsic motivation refers our internal drive for our own person gain. For example you might play soccer because you enjoy it or study a subject you find fascinating. Extrinsic motivation can involves doing a task to earn a reward or avoid punishment. For example participating in a sport to win a medal, or studying to get a good grade.

Self-efficacy is the belief in ourselves to be able to do certain things. It is a belief in what a person can do rather than a judgement about their physical or psychological attributes. Unless people can produce desired effects by their action, they have little incentive to act. Hence why self-efficacy is a key driver. Bandura’s theory states, self-efficacy is a key driver behind the motivation to learn.

4 sources of self-efficacy:

  1. Mastery of Experience
  2. Seeing others succeed
  3. Encouragement from others we respect
  4. Emotional States

“Kids can set their own goals too. What do you want to achieve? Do you want to be able to do this spelling, this reading and writing?…Let’s put that as a goal and figure out the steps between on how we’re going to get there.”

Do you have any questions about the 2 types of motivation? Let us know by texting or messaging us on socials. Listen to the full chat below!

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