Teaching for Extrinsic Motivation
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extrinsic motivation
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Damiani, Isabella, Andrew C. Thoron, and James C. Bunch. 2018. “Teaching for Extrinsic Motivation: AEC644/WC307, 6/2018”. EDIS 2018 (4). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-wc307-2018.


Motivation is the idea of being moved to do something, and levels of motivation vary among every individual. Extrinsic motivation is a specific type of motivation that is fueled by external rewards or an expected outcome. This 2-page document, written by Isabella Damiani, Andrew Thoron, and J. C. Bunch and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, discusses how educators can foster extrinsic motivation among their students.

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