Affective Components of Motivation


How we feel about a topic or an activity has a strong influence on our willingness to study that topic or to engage in that activity. There are many ways to describe the relationship between feelings and motivation. All of the following statements describe this relationship:


We can help students develop positive feelings toward topics, people, and events by applying the affective strategies described in chapter 8 and the strategies of modeling described in chapter 12.

Helping students develop positive feelings toward the topics, people, and events involved in a unit of instruction does not guarantee that students will be motivated to engage in a unit of instruction; but negative feelings are very likely to hinder motivation. Therefore, the strategies described in chapter 8 are often important to the motivation of learners.




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