Motivation in learning

Module Overview

Originated by: Dr Verena Fellner

Motivation is the reason for people’s actions, desires, and needs. Motivation is also one’s direction to behaviour, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behaviour. Even though we may think so, an individual is not motivated by another individual. Motivation comes from within the individual.

Motivation as a desire to perform an action is usually defined as having two parts, directional such as directed towards a positive stimulus or away from a negative one, and the “seeking phase” leading to the “liking phase”.

This module looks at how personal motivation works, what is de-motivation and the work/life balance.

We will explore

  • What is motivation?
  • What is de-motivation?
  • How does self-esteem affect motivation?
  • Reflection on goal setting
  • Why a work-life balance is good for you


We are continously working to improve and update our material to ensure it is meeting the needs of students and teachers alike.

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All modules are delivered to you via email through a downloadable link.

Our programmes include a range of learning materials to support both teachers and students in the classroom. Content wise, each module is different but some components are common to all to provide assessment tools for teachers and familiar references for students.

This module includes

  • Lesson plan
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Observation of thoughts
  • Teacher assessment
  • Class activities

We believe that some topics are approached more powerfully by bringing in animation. That is why some of the topics have videos to illustrate the learning points

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