7b iii). Summarize some of the personalized goals and incentives that a teacher can use in order to motivate his/her students to post better results in their examinations.
Personalized goals and incentives as motivators
Intrinsic motivation is also demonstrated by personal goals and incentives.
- Many motives are personalized.
- There are people motivated to be leaders and
- Others to be followers.
- Some people want to assert themselves by physical actions.
- Others want to use the spoken word.
- While others want to seek recognition by becoming somebody.
- A doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, teacher, lecturer and so on. These personal motives determine the individual’s level of aspiration.
- Here aspiration means the expectation of accomplishment.
- Some people have high levels of task accomplishment while others are low.
- A person’s level of aspirations is usually modified by his success and failure.
- A person who often succeeds continues to have high aspirations.
- While the failing person’s aspiration drops.
- If a person is succeeding and hence the level of aspirations is high then his self- concept is positive. This can be noted in a person who considers himself an intellectual and studies hard to become a scholar.
- The person does everything he can to maintain the image of a scholar.
- On the other hand, the person who develops a negative self-image of failure will not do very well not to do very much to change the situation.
- Instead, he becomes resigned to his fate.
- With this in mind, the teacher is advised to help each learner to identify his personal goals and aspirations.