Matthewson, T. (2019, March 27). Intrinsic motivation is key to student achievement – but schools kill it. Retrieved March 29, 2019.

Some approaches to education — such as offering rewards for mastering content — actually may be harming students’ desire to learn. Deborah Stipek, a Stanford University professor of education, recommends balancing extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation to learn to engage students.

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